Botanical garden Lister park Bradford UK

Lister park Botanical Gardens

The botanical garden was designed by Samuel Margerison  of Calverley, a successful timber merchant and an authority on forestry. It opened in 1903.with its aim to show every family of plants in British flora as well as plants from other countries. 

The garden was designed to  illustrate the geology of West Yorkshire with a geological trail of different types of rock starting with the earliest of rocks at the East side of the garden. 

A water feature built as a replica of Thornton Force 

A miniature replica of Thornton Force one of the most famous geological localities in Britain.

Although not much of a waterfall in the picture, the aim is to show sections of rock with nonconformity. The waterfall is fed by a stream that runs around the garden. 

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Botanical garden lister park bradford uk
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Squirrel Botanical garden
Flower bed Botanical garden
Botanical garden flower bed
Botanical garden flowers
Bees on thistle botanical garden
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