Botanical Garden, a pop-up urban wonderland of everything gin, plant and summer related is one of the best places for a doggy day out.

It’s the quintessential British garden but not as you’d expect it. Widely regarded as the hidden jewel amid the warehouses and creative industries the area now harbours, at the Baltic Triangle’s heart beats The Botanical Garden. It’s a little piece of escapism in the city, a sublime sanctuary tucked away down a narrow street in the shadow of the looming Anglican Cathedral in the background, which has cultivated a following not only across the city and region but for visitors seeking to find a different side to Liverpool’s resplendent cultural scene. It’s an idyllic home for a variety of flora and fauna which adds to the relaxed ambience and sense of being a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, which is only a ten minute walk away but feels like much further.

There’s a keen focus on that once derided and now lauded juniper-flavoured spirit, with mouth-watering gin and tonics from a special menu of bespoke drinks suitable for any occasion, sipped and supped in the wonderful al fresco setting. Some of the signature cocktails in the past have included: The Tarragona; Portobello Road Gin, oleo saccharum, fresh lemon & tarragon, soda, served with a lemon slice and tarragon sprig.  The Hot G&T; Portobello Road Gin, tonic syrup, boiling water, served with an orange twist & juniper berries. The Baltic Iced Tea; Portobello Road Gin, Creme de Peche, fresh lemon, chilled Earl Grey tea, served long with a lemon wheel & peach bitters.

Things the human needs to know:

– free parking around Baltic triangle area after 6pm
 – there is a great mix of non alcoholic drinks too!
–  one of the best bars to hang out & catch some rays through the summer
– there is sun cream available if you feel yourself getting a bit burnt

Things the dog needs to know:

– there are bowls out for water
– welcome both inside & out
– can get quite hot outdoors so make sure to find some shade
– the staff love welcoming dogs, you’ll definitely get belly rubs

Address: 49 New Bird Street, Liverpool, L1 oDN