Calderstones is a stunning 94 acre family Green Flag park in Allerton, Liverpool boasting woodland, lake and fields, with botanical gardens and historical interest. The Park is so named after the ancient megaliths (about 5,000 years old) situated within it.
The Old English Garden
Calderstones Park incorporates the Harthill Botanical Gardens, founded in 1802. Almost 4000 species of plants are on show, brought from all over the world by merchants and other travellers.
The stunning Japanese Garden
There are Japanese, old English, flower and sensory themed gardens, along with a stunning Rhododendron Walk, herbacous border, text garden and rockery. The Old English Garden incorporates a large walled area with trellises covered in climbing plants, seating areas, secluded paths and a pond with water lilies and koi carp. The Japanese Garden was created as an apprentice scheme in the 1970s and is particularly stunning in the Autumn.
The Japanese Garden and the new Sensory Garden
The new Sensory Garden brings together selected plants and landscape features, creating an area in which visitors are encouraged to use all their senses through sound, water, air, wildlife and the texture and smell of plants.
The Flower Garden and the 1,000 year old Allerton Oak
One of the park's two most ancient features, estimated at 1,000 years old, is an oak tree known as the 'Allerton Oak'. According to legend the ancient local Hundred Court once sat beneath its branches. It is now dependent on a number of props to provide support.