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19 / 07 / 21

Historic Anniversaries

Thank you for choosing to be part of our Palm House community. We are so proud to be celebrating a host of momentous anniversaries this year and to be able to Launch our brand-new website! The Palm House is now truly a place that people come to share special moments and memories. Whether they have been sipping tea at a Jazz Afternoon surrounded by friends, enjoying a summers day playing chess with family or marrying their soulmate. The Palm House is cherished by its visitors and community who fought to save it.

The last year has not been what we expected, and it’s been important to reflect on what we do have. A stunning botanical space restored and cared for at the heart of Sefton Park. Thank you, visitors and friends for helping such a unique venue not only exist but flourish.

It has been 125 Years since the original opening of the Sefton Park Palm House in 1896.Throughout its history the Palm House has undergone many transformations. It has also been 80 years since it sustained damage in the May Blitz 1941. It gives us such joy to have the opportunity via the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve the signage interpretation of the building. This will give us the opportunity to explore & unlock some of these historical narratives.

It has been 55 years since the building was listed in 1966 the building had sadly fallen into disrepair and was rescued by the Liverpool community. This led to the creation of the preservation trust in 1996, 25 years ago.

The Palm House was originally gifted to the City of Liverpool by Henry Yates Thompson. One of the objectives of the trust is to ensure that this gift keeps on giving! 20 years ago in 2001 the Palm House was reopened to the public.  We are so grateful for your continued support whether you have attended an event, donated, bought some of our merchandise or enjoyed a slice cake from the café. All these proceeds allow us to continue to pursue our objectives creating a special place for you to share memories and create new ones.