Meet the Palm House Gardener
If you would like to learn more about the stunning botanical collection on display at the Palm House and the interesting history then the Meet the Gardener Tour is perfect for you. You will meet Colin Hughes who has worked as our botanic gardener for nearly 30 years. He will take you through the spectacular Palm House and all it holds. Colin has planted every plant in the Palm House, except the 125-year-old palm tree, which miraculously survived a raging storm, even when there were no glass panes in the Palm House to protect it! Colin is one of only four skilled botanical gardeners in Liverpool looking after the Liverpool Botanical Collection. Enjoy a tour with plenty of time for questions and answers. Afterwards enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, which is included in the ticket price.