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Chester Lecture Society: Arthur Kilpin Bulley

  • St Mary's Creative Space Saint Mary's Hill Chester CH1 2DW United Kingdom (map)

Tim Baxter the Botanist from Liverpool University’s Ness Gardens talks about Arthur Kilpin Bulley.

The founder of Bees Nursery and creator of Ness Gardens, and his insatiable appetite for new plant species brought home by the plant hunters George Forrest, Frank Kingdon Ward and others whose expeditions to China and the Himalayan regions he financed.

Ness Botanic Gardens was born of one man’s passionate interest in plants and his desire to share that interest with others.

When the Liverpool cotton merchant Arthur Kilpin Bulley began to create a garden in 1898, he laid the foundations of one of the major botanic gardens in the United Kingdom.

This meeting will take place at St.Mary’s Creative Space, which is situated at the top of St. Mary’s Hill, by Chester Castle

Members admitted free on presentation of Membership card.

  • Non-members £5.00 each

  • Students £2.00 each

  • Children U12 free

t: 01244 972 197


St Mary's Creative Space St Mary's Hill, Chester CH1 2DW