National Wildflower Centre
OS Grid ref:- SJ418903
The National Wildflower Centre is a seasonal visitor attraction that showcases wildflowers in a natural environment with lots of ideas that the visitor can replicate at home.
The centre opened to the public in 2001, with funding from the Millennium Commission, and is set in the 35 acre Victorian Court Hey Park, approximately 5 miles from Liverpool city centre.
The centre provide information and raise awareness about the importance of wildflowers, and encourage people to learn about the creation and management of new wildflower habitats. All the money raised at the centre is put back into charitable work to preserve native wildflower species, so just by visiting you can be sure you are making a contribution.
The Visitor Centre includes a Cafe, Shop and Conference Venue. With courtyards and a walled garden demonstration space where seasonal displays are shown. There is also a wildlife pond, filled with rainwater from the roof, that contains wildlife such as dragonflies and newts.
Out of season the Visitor Centre is closed but the Cornflower Cafe, Conference Rooms and Office remain open. The Centre shop stocks an extensive range of horticultural gifts and items, including a range of books & publications with advice on growing wildflowers and also sells plants and seeds cultivated locally by Landlife.
The National Wildflower Centre is accessible for people with disabilities, a wheelchair and electric buggy are available for visitors to borrow.