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Former Botanic Gardens and Liverpool City Council Depot site
at Calderstones Park

The local community has come together to help transform the former Depot site at Calderstones Park. Work on the site has been lead and coordinated by the Friends of Harthill and Calderstones Park who have provided insurance for volunteers and have been given access to the site by the City.

During the winter months from 2019 to 2020 much work took place to clear areas at the northern end of the site and to create a perimeter path around the south part of the site before the bird-nesting season began. Local Councillors secured a grant from the Mayoral Fund to enable the Conservation Volunteers to be employed to lay a wood-chip cover over the cleared pathways.

Surveys have been carried out on the site to estimate the work that needs to be done to create the vision for the future of the site and records made of existing features and trees.

Different consultations have been carried out with a wide range of the local community. Feedback from newsletters, Facebook groups and meetings have resulted in draft plans to transform the site into a Nature Reserve to encourage wildlife and with the ambition to create an accessible yet peaceful area of the park.


The diagrams above illustrate:

A) Proposed Nature Reserve site as it is at the beginning of April 2020 – a concreted area is now exposed and the tarmac area is partly cleared of old tree stumps, other organic material and rubbish. Pathways have been established.

B) A draft plan of the Nature Reserve, with tarmac and other materials removed, to illustrate the potential future use of the site.

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The Friends of the park have taken advice from local wildlife experts and conservationists. They also held meetings with the (Liverpool based) Director of the Wildflower Centre at the Eden Project and had positive discussions with the Mersey Forest group who are able to provide selected trees for the site.

Community activity on the site temporarily stopped in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Planning of future work is still in progress.

Ongoing tasks will involve working closely with the City Council and securing other/external grants and funds for the heavy machinery, materials and planting necessary to transform the site.

Further comments and offers of support can be made to the Friends of Harthill and Calderstones Park by email here: FHCP email


LOGS is a community interest company run by dedicated volunteers.
It does not operate for profit but for the benefit of the community.
LOGS are not affiliated to any political party.