International Garden Festival

International Garden Festival

The International Garden Festival was a garden festival held in Liverpool, England from 2 May 1984 to 14 October 1984. It was the first such event held in Britain, and became the model for several others held during the 1980s and early 1990s. The aim was to revitalise tourism and the city of Liverpool which had been in decline, and the idea came from Conservative Environment Minister Michael Heseltine.

The festival

system provided transport around the site. The festival was hugely popular, attracting 3,380,000 visitors. [citeweb|url=|title=Horticultural Exhibitions: Liverpool|work=Bureau International des Expositions (International Exhibitions Bureau)|accessdate=25 March|accessyear=2005]

The festival site

Since the festival closed, the site passed through the hands of a series of developers. From the late 1980's to the mid-1990s the Festival Hall was used as the Pleasure Island amusement park. Half of the site has since been turned into residential housing. In November 2006 local companies Langtree and McLean announced plans for the site that will see more than 1,000 new homes built around the cleared dome area, as well as the restoration of the original gardens created for the festival in 1984.


External links

* [ BBC Liverpool: 20 years since the festival showing the site in 1984 and 2004]
* [ Campaign to restore the festival site]
* [ Community website for the area]
* [ Website for the new development]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Garden festival — A festival held to celebrate the arts of gardening and garden design. There are local garden festivals, regional garden festivals, national garden festivals and international garden festivals. The idea probably originated with Germany s… …   Wikipedia

  • Singapore Garden Festival — The Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) (zh sp|s=新加坡花园节|p=XīnJiāPō HuāYuán Jié) is an international garden and flower show event held once every two years in Singapore. It is jointly organised by the National Parks Board of Singapore, Agri Food and… …   Wikipedia

  • Aberdeen International Youth Festival — Native Australian performers at the festival Aberdeen International Youth Festival is a leading Festival of Youth Arts, and one of Scotland s major international cultural events. Every year Aberdeen International Youth Festival attracts over 1000 …   Wikipedia

  • Melbourne International Film Festival — MIFF logo Location Melbourne, Australia Founded 1951 …   Wikipedia

  • Toronto International Film Festival — Coordinates: 43°38′48″N 79°23′25″W / 43.64667°N 79.39028°W / 43.64667; 79.39028 TIFF redirects here …   Wikipedia

  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival — The Melbourne Town Hall serves as a hub for the MICF, as well as a venue for many performances. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) is the third largest international comedy festival in the world and the largest cultural event in… …   Wikipedia

  • Melbourne International Arts Festival — Melbourne Festival (formerly Melbourne International Arts Festival) is a celebration of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, outdoor and free events held for 17 days each October in a number of venues across Melbourne, Australia.… …   Wikipedia

  • Sopot International Song Festival — The Sopot International Song Festival (publicly often still referred to as Intervision ) is the biggest international song contest, bringing together contestants and guests who are stars with world recognition. It has been transmitted annually by …   Wikipedia

  • Melbourne International Animation Festival — The Melbourne International Animation Festival or MIAF is an annual animation festival held in Melbourne. Supported by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Australian Film Commission and the Melbourne City Council, it is Australia s… …   Wikipedia

  • Montreal International Jazz Festival — Festival International de Jazz de Montréal at night Location(s) Montreal, Quebec, Canada Year …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.