Tuesday, 3 September 2019

The best wisteria spots near to the Wirral

This is a funny sort of niche post but it's one I might quite like to read so I figured I'd go ahead and post it anyway.



When I worked in London, at wisteria time of year I loved walking through the usual spots and looking at the beautiful wisteria covered houses but once I moved up North I wasn't quite sure where I'd find any. Over the past couple of years I have stumbled upon lots in a few different places and I always get lots of nice comments when I post pictures of them on Instagram so thought it was only fair that I share! It'll also give me a chance to speak a little bit about some of the places where they are anyway as they're mostly at places I really like for reasons other than their wisteria!

Ness gardens
This is an all round lovely lovely place to visit, at any time of year, but especially late spring/ summer when it really comes to life. It costs £7.50 to get in but funnily enough the wisteria here is actually outside the garden centre so you don't have to pay to see it!


There is a huge wisteria/ laburnum arch just off the car park and it really is quite special, especially when the wind blows as there's so much that the smell is just heavenly.


There's a lovely cafe just inside and also a very very small nursery, you can get to both of those also without paying, but if you haven't been it's a lovely lovely place to visit.


There is wisteria inside also (as well as basically every other type of flower/ plant/ tree that you can imagine)  but it's not quite as vast as the arch outside.


It's just worth noting that dogs aren't allowed inside (other than guide dogs) so we don't go quite as often as we used to now

    Greenbank Park, Liverpool 
Another lovely place to have a wander.


It's a public park so completely free, again dogs aren't allowed into the small part where the wisteria is, but there's a lake to walk around and a dog friendly cafe.

The cafe, it's really nice, places to eat inside and outside- well well worth a visit. 

 It's a public park so completely free, again dogs aren't allowed into the small part where the wisteria is, but there's a lake to walk around and a dog friendly cafe.

 The newly renovated cafe next door is well worth a visit, with a great selection of vegetarian/ vegan/ gluten free options.

Hello Instagram goals cafe 

 There's two lovely wisteria and laburnum arches inside a sweet walled garden with climbing roses going up the old walls and a little memorial garden.

I took this right at the end of the season, but you can see how much there'd been



There's two lovely wisteria and laburnum arches inside a sweet walled garden with climbing roses going up the old walls and a little memorial garden.

Ince Blundell Garden Centre 


This is a bit of a funny one. I'm including it because when I posted a photograph of the outside I had comments asking where it was, but just outside this garden centre is a lovely wisteria arch as well as wisteria climbing up the wall.



 Of course here you also have the added benefit that you can buy wisrteria inside as well. As garden centres go it's a pretty nice one, with a lovely lovely cafe where you can eat outside and a lake you can sit beside.

If you're an outfit shot sort of person (unlike me), how pretty would a picture here look? 
 It has quite an unusual plant selection too so you can pick up some of the slightly more obscure stuff that you don;t get at others.


There's also a lovely plant pot/ planter selection with lots of zinc/ galvanized steel and terracotta.I got a really big (30cm deep) steel one for £14.99

Anyway, that's it for now, I hope that's been helpful, I quite enjoyed writing it, if you have any other local spots please let me know! 
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