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. 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. They’ve got some pretty amazing plans for the grand re-opening on 31st March but we will leave it to them to show you what they’ve got in the pipeline. Botanical Garden is built out of genuine passion for the drink and Liverpool in equal measures. Kind of like the perfect gin and tonic.
photo by Jack Roe
Just before the grand-opening they’re having a little warm up for a St Patrick’s Day weekender. We’re talking shamrocks, shenanigans and showers of Guinness. On the 17th and 18th March we will be bringing a little bit of Dublin to The Baltic Triangle where we will once again transform The Great Baltic Warehouse into something special. We are delighted to announce Guinness are taking over the bar and they’re bringing buckets of the black stuff to keep us merry all day. Much more than that, we’ve also sourced a collection of beautiful Irish whiskeys and gins to fill you all up with some true Irish spirit. In order to soak up all that Irish fun we will have some amazing local restaurants doing their take on traditional Irish food.
photo by Amy Faith
This weekender wouldn’t be a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day without some music to jig to so be prepared for lots of local live bands playing traditional Irish songs to get you all on your feet. We might even play a bit of B*Witched if you’re lucky. All food traders, bands and special announcements will be released between now and March 17th. Please don’t forget that we at Independent Liverpool encourage a balanced diet, which in case you didn’t know, is a Guinness in each hand. Will we see you there? Argh, go on go on.. What more could you want? Grab your tickets here.
Address: New Bird Street, Liverpool L1 0BP.