The local community of Liverpool had watched this magnificent Victorian building crumble into disrepair, and so they formed a group of ‘friends’ to persuade the city council to apply for a Restoration Grant.
Weddle Landscape Design were appointed to provide technical expertise. assist with the grant advise, the engineers on environmental requirements, and to ensure that the scheme was a horticultural success. Indoor plant displays are very popular, especially during the winter months. It gives people an opportunity to see exotic plants from across the world without having to travel. Current green thinking is that such displays should be low carbon, low energy and no chemicals.
Weddles recommended an economical heating system to provide sufficient background heat for a range of warm temperate plants. We showed the city council that it would be possible to reuse many plants held in their botanic collection without needing to Import new tropical plants. The planting design gives visually exciting display and Is maintained by biological control.
The restored Palm House is a famous destination for visitors to Liverpool and a venue for civic and social events such as weddings, concerts and exhibitions
Sefton Park, Liverpool, UK
Liverpool City Council