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Fern Crazy

November 14, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Victorian fern fever is coming to town! Discover the forgotten history of the fern craze through family-friendly activities and exhibits in an original Victorian glasshouse. Explore the passion for ferns that inspired ordinary Victorians, the challenges faced by city gardeners and the stories that captured a nation’s imagination. Drop in for exhibitions, crafts or to spot the fern fairies and be sure to join one of the family planting sessions to help create a permanent new fernery.

Throughout the day you can visit the exhibition, craft stations, children’s corner and book display supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies.

Drinks/treats available to purchase from café. All welcome!

You can also pop along to the following timed sessions:

10:30–11:30 –  Fernery planting for visitors with young children, including crafts and children’s activities.

15:45–16:45 –  ‘Twilight planting’ session for visitors with primary school-age children, inspired by Victorian associations between ferns and supernatural worlds. Planting until sunset, or until there are no ferns left! Includes crafts and children’s activities.

If you can’t make it along on 14 November, a smaller exhibition on the topic will be on display from 18-22 November.

In partnership with

Sefton Park Palm House, British Association for Victorian Studies, Nghia Ton

Contact email address

J.I.Piesse@ljmu.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description for print
Discover the Victorian passion for ferns through a range of family-friendly activities and exhibits at Sefton Park Palm House. Explore forgotten crafts, stories, and objects, spot the fern fairies, or help create a fernery for a new generation.
Is booking required?
No
Contact email address
J.I.Piesse@ljmu.ac.uk
Event partners
Sefton Park Palm House, British Association for Victorian Studies, Nghia Ton
Region
North West
City/town
Liverpool
Accessibility information
The Palm House is fully accessible with a ramp entrance, flat floor throughout, lift to the toilets and a disabled bathroom. For accessibility information please contact the venue.
Image copyright information
The image is my own photograph of an original 1880s Christmas card that belongs to me. Copyright will not be an issue in 2019.

Venue

Sefton Park Palm House
Sefton Park
Liverpool, Merseyside L17 1AP (for Sat navs please us L17 1AL). United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
The Palm House is fully accessible with a ramp entrance, flat floor throughout, lift to the toilets and a disabled bathroom. For accessibility information please contact the venue.
Phone:
0151 726 9304
Website:
https://palmhouse.org.uk/