Published: 14 May 2013
Postcard: Southport Glasshouse
An old postcard recently sent in by a reader shows a beautiful horticultural location from years gone by.

We were recently sent this horticultural postcard from yesteryear. It shows the incredible conservatory at Southport Botanical Gardens. We researched the image and were very disappointed to discover that this beautiful structure no longer exists as it was demolished sometime in the 1930's or 40's.

This photograph which we found shows the building as it existed at some point in the 1920's.


The outline of the building itself was preserved however and laid out as a floral garden which exists to this day as part of Southport Botanical Gardens. The Gardens themselves have been featured previously in the popular BBC program, Gardener's World and are currently open for the public to visit for free.

If anyone can help us date the postcard or indeed have any of your own up to date images of the gardens today, feel free to get in touch with us at readers@thegardeningtimes.com and we will update this article.

If you would like to visit the gardens, please have a look at this website.
Reported by Peter Thompson  
   
 

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