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photoblog image The Isla Gladstone Conservatory

The Isla Gladstone Conservatory


Stanley Park, in Liverpool, is situated between the football grounds of Liverpool and Everton. Long been run down, parts of it just being a car park, it has recently undergone a grand facelift.

The Park is one of Liverpool's most important historic parks, part of the city's heritage and it is listed by English Heritage as a Grade ll Park. Opened in 1870 the park had open fields and formal gardens with a grand Glasshouse and Bandstand. Renovation of the terraces and buildings started in 2007 and has more or less finished.

The restored Isla Gladstone conservatory is named after the local artist and textile designer, famous for floral prints in the Arts & Crafts movement at the turn of last century. It is now used for events and functions, no longer housing exotic plants.

The Isla Gladstone Conservatory


Stanley Park, in Liverpool, is situated between the football grounds of Liverpool and Everton. Long been run down, parts of it just being a car park, it has recently undergone a grand facelift.

The Park is one of Liverpool's most important historic parks, part of the city's heritage and it is listed by English Heritage as a Grade ll Park. Opened in 1870 the park had open fields and formal gardens with a grand Glasshouse and Bandstand. Renovation of the terraces and buildings started in 2007 and has more or less finished.

The restored Isla Gladstone conservatory is named after the local artist and textile designer, famous for floral prints in the Arts & Crafts movement at the turn of last century. It is now used for events and functions, no longer housing exotic plants.

comments (9)

must have took some work to get her back to this condition, nice shot
Les Auld: Tool several years Derek, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Mar 2010, 08:11
This is absolutely wonderful Les: a glorious piece of Victoriana
Les Auld: And they sure knew how to build them Chris, thanks for the comment.
Thats interesting Les..and a nice picture of the place.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, appreciate the comment.
Fantastic place, so pleased they restored it. In a few months there will be grass and plants and it will look really finished then smile
Les Auld: It will indeed Linda, I'll go back then to see it. Thanks for the comment.
wouldn't want to be the window cleaner Les,fine shot m8smile
Les Auld: Nor would I Tim, thanks for the comment.
What a fine looking building Les.
Les Auld: Nicely restored Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Mar 2010, 17:47
I am glad they came to their senses - it is not a place to run down. It should be a beauty at night.
Les Auld: I first saw it decorated at Christmas and it did look splendid Louis. Thanks for the comment.
What a wonderful building Les
Les Auld: It has spruced up raher well Bill, thanks for the comment.
This is lovely Les
Les Auld: It is a rather grand building Pamela, thanks for the comment.

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