Feel a multi-sensory experience in a beautiful wildflower meadow at The Hive to understand the magical world of bees. Gardens open at 10am and access is possible throughout the day; booking indicates afternoon tea serving time. _fez_offer = ""; Reservations Required (limited seating). Study botanical art from around the world at the Marianne North Gallery. Ness Botanic Gardens, winner of the 'Sustainable Tourism Award' at the 2017 Wirral Tourism Awards & at the 2014 Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards, covers some 64 acres, houses a living collection of 15,000 plants many of which were early introductions from China, the Himalayas, Tibet and Burma. Inspired by the Gardens, and in particular our own Kitchen Garden here at the Botanics, we have created 3 tiers of savoury and sweet heaven, all topped off with unlimited tea and coffee â of course!Â From mini bagels laden with delicious seasonal fillings to homemade scones and even edible plant pots we are bringing the outside in in the most inspiring way. We are open every day for breakfast, lunch, homemade cake, cream teas, coffee, snacks and ice-cream.