In Bloom This Month
The gardens are just bursting into spring colour, with a glorious display of daffodils down the main drive and blossom and blooms throughout the rest of the gardens.
This border runs along the edge of the main path from Home Farm to the hall and is undergoing some early spring TLC from the garden team, ready to burst into a riot of colour when the weather warms up.
Explore this magical, hidden oasis in the grounds of Speke Hall. Accessible via a narrow enticing tunnel at one end and a winding path at the other, it can be found just off the North Lawn and is the ideal place for a quiet walk and moment of contemplation. The Secret Garden was newly restored in 2017 thanks to generous donations from the Alan Evans Memorial Trust, Crosby National Trust Association, Oldham and District National Trust Association and the Chester and District National Trust Association.
Look out for the rare (and previously thought to be extinct) Wollemi pine or dinosaur tree.
The North Lawn is the ideal spot for striking views of the front of the hall. Explore the paths around the old moat for unexpected angles of the Tudor Hall.
The volunteer team have been hard at work over the winter to prep beds and plants ready for spring. Some early plants are starting to grow and it won't be long before the beds are blooming. If you’re visiting Speke on a Wednesday or Friday, pop in and see if the team are around for a chat and some tips.
The Bund & Coastal Reserve
Pick up the Bund path down at Home Farm, opposite the maze, and enjoy some fantastic views of the Mersey and airport as you stroll. Look out for winter berries and wildlife.
If you’re taking the Coastal Reserve path then there are plenty of wading birds spending the winter on the shores of the Mersey. What will you spot?