Bloomin’ hell, Liverpool is about to get its gin garden back.
The Baltic Triangle is the epicentre of creativity in Liverpool and is well known for pushing the boundaries. It is home to game designers, app developers, a skate park, drone flyers, musicians and Botanical Garden, a pop-up urban wonderland of everything gin, plant and summer related. The quintessential British garden but not as you’d expect it. The very definition of a hidden gem, so much so that even Google Maps doesn’t know where you’re on about. Walk along New Bird Street and amid the walls adorned in street art and you’ll come across a light brown wall with the words “Gin Lane”. A destination that we will all called home last summer and are plans for this summer are pretty much the same. They’ve got some exciting changes for all sun worshippers that loved juniper goodness and are launching the news with a spring food and drink festival.
There’s a beautiful juxtaposition between the walls and the plants. Inside sacks of soil you’ll find lavender, strawberries, mint, sage and just about every kind of plant. The beauty of the space is that it feels as if you have just stumbled, almost by mistake, on a venue that just seems to make sense from beginning to end. So, what’s new about it? Well if it’s not broke don’t fix it definitely applies so rather than change, they’ve improved. There will be a new heated indoor area with a see through roof allowing another experience and reducing the ransom held on us by the British weather. There will also be some brand new drinks that’ll keep your whistle well and truly wet that we will leave a surprise. Botanical Garden is built out of genuine passion for the drink and Liverpool in equal measures. Kind of like the perfect gin and tonic.
How are they celebrating the reopening you ask? Funny you should ask. If you fancy helping cut the big red ribbon for its reopening join us and Botanical Garden through the rabbit hole. On the 25th and 26th of March we’re hosting a Spring Food & Drink Festival that plans to make your Good Friday great and your Easter Saturday eggcelent. We’ve got the best restaurants in the city all under one roof, live music and the reawaken of the gin garden to look forward too. We’re talking Lucha Libre, Slim’s Pork Chop Express, HOST, Maray and more. What more could you want? Tickets are just £6, grab them here.
Address: New Bird Street, Liverpool L1 0BP.