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Supporters and Partners

Richard Scott , director of the National

Wildflower Centre , now operating in the Liverpool World Museum, and part of the Eden Project Family.

Walking along this stretch of the Ralla is like finding a lost valley, a forgotten “shangri la”, right next to what were amongst the busiest docks in the world and only 2 miles from Liverpool City Centre. It has some of the excitement of the “Lost Gardens of Heligan” as a hidden haven for urban nature and wildlife. It is astonishing what’s there already, and feels like a real oasis. Making it an accessible, friendly and enjoyable space for people and nature would be a great thing to do. These opportunities are very rare. These sites are important resources for people’s nature and health and wellbeing. (…) It looks like a the beginning of a great journey for the Ralla group, with exciting links to champion a new North Liverpool renaissance in greenspace, and how it connects to new visions for the North end of the City. I would l love to show more people. It reminds me very much of some of the Dutch ecological gardens I have seen in Amstelveen in Holland, which are now seen as world class exemplars , and which won a European Greenspace medal in 2013. There are therefore wonderful opportunities to build similar horticultural skills through partnerships to involve people in their intimate care so that future generations can be enthralled by our local nature and biodiversity.

Profile for The Ralla Ecological Garden CIC

Raising the Ralla! 2019 brochure.  

For many years, residents in Kirkdale have been keen to transform the land at the Ralla into a true asset for the local community. In 2018,...

Raising the Ralla! 2019 brochure.  

For many years, residents in Kirkdale have been keen to transform the land at the Ralla into a true asset for the local community. In 2018,...

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