Thursday, 26 January 2012

Southport Fernery in top ten

I am not a regular reader of The Telegraph but my attention has been drawn to the papers gardening column which lists the Top Ten Ferneries in Britain and the one in Southport's Botanic Garden is listed at No2 and is described thus:

A splendid example of one of the many public ferneries constructed in the nineteenth century. Opened in 1876 and recently restored, the walls are covered in tufa, steps lead up to viewing platforms above grottoes at each end, and mirrors reflect endless ferny vistas

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningpicturegalleries/9026148/Top-10-ferneries-from-around-Britain.html?image=1

My thanks to David Cobham for drawing my attention to this item.

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