Festival Gardens Open to Public

Opening hours will reflect the changing seasons, so check their website before visiting to avoid disappointment.

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Festival Gardens Work to be Completed in the New Year

The multi-million pound restoration of Liverpool’s Festival Gardens will now be completed in the new year.

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1984 Photos 6

Copyright Ron...

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1984 Photos 3

Photos Copyright of Cornick Family. Thanks to johnmed on...

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Festival Park on Course

“Festival Park on Course” says ITV’s Granada Reports. See their video here. Developers behind one of the north west’s newest parks say they’re on course for it to be open to the public by this spring. The waterfront site of Liverpool’s Garden Festival had lain derelict for more than 25 years but is now being back to life. Older visitors will even get to see some familiar sights, including a view of the Mersey that had previously been...

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New Bridge on Festival Site

Daily Post has an article about the new bridge on the Festival Site. WORKMEN yesterday undertook a painstaking operation to install a centrepiece bridge at Liverpool’s Garden Festival site. A year on since the restoration of the site began, civil engineers, using an 80-tonne crane, delicately manoeuvred the bridge into place. January’s progress photos are also available on the FestivalGardens.com...

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Festival Gardens Website

The Festival Gardens website is now live

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Festival Gardens Looking Good

Recently some attractive signs have gone up advertising the future Festival Gardens development. There has also been much progress in the depths of the site with tree clearing and making paths. If you follow the path round the edge of the site from the roundabout near Moel Famau View down to the river the view is unrecognisable from what it used to be. The above photo shouldn’t be taken as typical however. There are still plenty of trees on the site. It isn’t dense woodland though and many of the new paths are quite...

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2.1m Funding for Festival Site

THE restoration of Liverpool’s Garden Festival site can finally start following the release of £2.1m of funding for new public attractions according to a Daily Post article. The funding windfall will see work done to improve the Chinese and Japanese gardens and pagodas, as well as to lakes, watercourses and woodland sculpture trails. A further £1.6m is currently being sought from the region’s European development fund, bringing the total package for the restoration of what has been described as “a blot on the Liverpool landscape” to £3.7m. City council leaders have welcomed the news that the Otterspool attraction can begin to take on a new lease of life. “The grant we are finalising with the NWDA will allow us to not only bring forward the timescale for the restoration of the formal gardens but also accelerate delivery of the residential development. “The agency’s investment will also cover the management and maintenance of the park for five years, within which time it is anticipated that we will be able to commence development on the balance of the site and secure its long-term future.” Chief executive of the NWDA, Steve Broomhead, said: “The agency is working closely with our partners to take forward the redevelopment of this site, which has the potential to create a major visitor attraction of international significance and enhance the wider Mersey Waterfront programme to maximise the potential of Merseyside’s waterfront areas. “We are currently in the final stages of negotiations regarding our investment into the project to enable Langtree to take forward the...

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