Palm House in Sefton

If you are looking for an experience that is more relaxing and closer to nature to add to your stack, then the Palm House in Sefton Park is the place for you! With gorgeous scenery throughout the entire grounds of the house, and the number of events held there, there will never be a shortage of things to see and do at Palm House!

Why should I visit Palm House in Sefton?

At Palm House, the team are passionate about 2 things, plants, and visitors! Whether it is rain or shine, the Palm House and Grounds are fully accessible and open all year round with free entry for everyone to enjoy!

Enjoy a walk around the historical collection of plants from all around the globe inside this masterpiece of Victorian engineering or take part in one of the many events, health and wellbeing and children’s holiday activities! The surroundings and magical atmosphere at Palm House help create unforgettable experiences!

Come face to face with statues of world-famous botanists, scientists, designers and explorers around the outside of Palm House. When inside why not have a look for Highland Mary, the love of poet Robbie Burns!

Palm House also comes equipped with a cafe for visitors to enjoy their morning coffee or have their afternoon tea in the shade of palm trees. Sefton Perk Cafe will be open to the public on days in which the Palm House and Grounds are closed for private events.

  • Free admission for all guests
  • Cafe and toilets are available
  • To see what events are on while on your visit please visit the house’s website for more information

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