City of Liverpool Botanic Gardens


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Address and contact details
c/o Greenhill Nursery, Nursery Lane, Garston, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 6PR
Tel: 0151 427 6039
Fax: 0151 494 1756
Latitude: 53° 22' 57" N
Longitude: 2° 53' 30" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1964
Ownership:Liverpool City Council
Garden code:LIVC
Umbrella organisation:Botanic Gardens Conservation International, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Personnel
Bob Meath
Contact person: Mike Brown
Total Staff:20
Physical environment
Altitude:0 m
Soil type:Sand
Aspect:Flat
Total area:3.5 ha
Area heated:0.3 ha
Other sites of collection:Calderstones Park (outdoor plants)
Sefton Park Palm House (temperate glass)
Weather recordsRecords kept
Temperature
Average daily:10 °C
Av. monthly max:13.1 °C
Av. monthly min:6.7 °C
Absolute maximum:34.7 °C
Absolute minimum:-13.9 °C
Wind
Direction:West
Rainfall
Average annual:894 mm
Month of maximum:October
Month of minimum:February
Plant collection
Families:120
Genera:400
Species:2200
Taxa:2800
Accessions:3000
Plants:9000
Special families within the collections:
Bromeliaceae, Marantaceae, Agavaceae, Orchidaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Begoniaceae, Malvaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Aechmea, Calathea, Dracaena, Dendrobium, Paphiopedilum, Codiaeum, Begonia, Hibiscus
Special collections:
Aechmea, NCCPG, – 29 Species, 44 Taxa, 45 Accessions, 159 Plants.
Calathea and relatives, NCCPG, – 6 Genera, 38 Species, 64 Taxa, 64 Accessions, 200 Plants
Codiaeum, NCCPG, – 1 Species, 58 Taxa, 60 Accessions, 500 Plants.
Dendrobium, NCCPG, – 33 Species, 67 Taxa, 70 Accessions, ca.600 Plants.
Dracaena, NCCPG, – 11 Species, 41 Taxa, 44 Accessions, 420 Plants.
Paphiopedilum NCCPG, – 9 Species, 49 Taxa, 52 Accessions, ca.80 Plants
Record Keeping:Kept since 1963
Computerised
Record System:BG-Recorder
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:No
Research facilities:No
Publications:Index seminum
Identifications:Undertakes fee identifications for the general public
Teaching and Education:Potential for primary, secondary, higher, taxonomic and special courses
Interpretation:Signs, supervised garden walks
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:Café
Access to the collections
Public access:Free
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-4pm Sefton Palm House (Calderstone Park to 6pm)
Location map
Location map

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