Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Liverpool-based poet Edward Lear’s ‘Nonsense Botany’ with an exhibition and children’s activities at Sefton Park Palm House. Explore Lear’s peculiar plants and funny flowers, and discover the science of plant names and the history and geography of plant collecting that shaped spectacular collections such as Sefton Park’s.
On 15 November, families can book to attend the 15:45 after-school session aimed at children aged 7-9, which includes a drama performance about Lear’s life by ArtsGroupie, a botanical treasure hunt, creating a fantastical nonsense tree with artist Nghia Ton, and gardening in the grounds.
Families can drop-in between 09.30 and 17:00 for pre-school children’s activities and a pop-up exhibition. The exhibition is suitable for all ages.
Scheduled school visits take place throughout the day, so expect plenty of bustle!
The exhibition will also be available to view from 13:00 on 12 November, and from 10:00 - 17:00 on 13 November and 14 November.