Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Botanical Garden, Lister Park
The Botanical Garden is my favourite bit of Bradford's Lister Park. Designed by Samuel Margerison in 1903, replanted in 1952 and extensively restored in 2002, it was originally planned to represent every family of plants in British flora. There is also a geological trail with different types of rock from throughout the Yorkshire region and a miniature replica of Thornton Force, a waterfall at Ingleton in North Yorkshire. Whether you're interested in the plant specimens or not, it is a pleasant circular walk alongside the streams and there is always some colour and interest in the planting.
As for our bizarre weather, it was really warm and sunny when I took this last week - and now they're forecasting snow again!