My favourite gin spot in Liverpool, The Botanical Garden, is returning for its fourth season this summer, taking pride of place in the city’s Baltic Triangle from the opening weekend across March 16th, 17th and 18th through to October, and I can’t wait.
Occupying an urban oasis with a heated greenhouse, the intimate hideaway was one of early residents of the now bustling area, and continues to attract a diverse demographic reflective of Liverpool itself, all drawn to the wonderful al-fresco setting.
For the fourth season, there’s a brand-new cocktail menu to explore with flavours inspired by verdant gardens and juniper goodness – from crisp concoctions to fresh fancies – all curated in-house. Delicious new creations include the New Bird Cooler with Sipsmith London Cup Gin, ginger ale and refreshing fruit, and the Rhubarb fizz with rhubarb gin shakes, lemon sugar and topped off with soda. And this year, Oktopus are taking over the kitchen. Offering clean and simple seasonal cooking using sustainable and local ingredients at the peak of their growing time, they create mouth-watering dishes. It’s this fastidious attention to detail which has seen them become one of the city’s most in-demand places to eat and drink, and now they bring their magic to The Botanical Garden.
If you fancy checking out The Botanical Garden if you live in Liverpool, or visiting for the weekend, it’s going to be open every day through Spring, Summer and Autumn from midday to 11pm (depending on the weather of course), but I highly recommend going down and checking it out, always a good vibe. Want to know more? Head to their Twitter @botanicalgardn.