The Wirral Garden Centre
The Wirral Garden Centre in Historic Port Sunlight Village…
Nestled in Port Sunlight Village you will find us easily following the brown tourist signs for the Garden Centre. Port Sunlight Garden Centre – Some say Wirral’s Hidden Gem.
During the first couple of weeks of January we are improving the roof panels in the garden centre to allow in more light. We are pleased that during 2022 we completed our LED lighting improvements with energy saving LED bulb units across the garden centre.
Port Sunlight Village
Port Sunlight Village The village of Port Sunlight was founded by ‘Soap King’ William Hesketh Lever in 1888. The village was built to house Lever’s ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers. You will find in the village’s beautiful gardens, stunning architecture, Port Sunlight Museum, and the world-class Lady Lever art gallery.
Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village are open almost every day of the year, with a small charge for the Museum a visit will bring the Port Sunlight Garden Village ‘Soap Story’ to life, mature trees, listed buildings, the old cottage hospital… that is now the delightful Leverhulme Hotel.
Lady Lever Art Gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever in memory of his wife Elizabeth. A magnificent building standing with a Pond and large Fountain in front as you approach from the Garden Centre. You will find Pre-Raphaelite paintings, Wedgwood jasperware and sculptures to name a few of the collections. The Port Sunlight War Memorial found in the centre of the village was built to commemorate those who had been lost in the First World War.
A short 10 to 15-minute walk away is Port Sunlight River Park created in 2014. An area that transformed 28 Hectares of landfill into a calm and relaxing wildflower and wetland area brimming with wildlife. Spectacular views across the Mersey River to Liverpool are found on the Mersey View path side of the park, an area important for rare birds on the mud flats.
Port Sunlight Garden Centre, the perfect place to enjoy your gardening whatever the season, only minutes from the M53, Junction 4, Port Sunlight Garden Centre is still one of the area’s best kept secrets. Make a day of it in Port Sunlight!
Port Sunlight Garden Centre, The Wirral Garden Centre.
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