Community Charity helping to look after Waterloo Seafront Gardens and Potter's Barn Park
The Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens are an active and vibrant voluntary group of local residents interested in restoring and promoting the local sea front gardens and Potter's Barn Park. The gardens sit in a conservation area in the seaside town of Waterloo, North Liverpool. A 15 minute train journey from the city centre. There are four distinctive public gardens to enjoy along the seafront: Marine Garden, Crescent Garden, Adelaide Garden and Beach Lawn.Why the community needs us
We help to improved the Gardens and Park for the benefit of the whole community and visitors. The gardens are located just a short walk from Crosby marine lake, beach and sand dunes. The world famous Antony Gormley 'Another Place' statues stand on the beach and the area attracts a wide range of visitors. We also provide a number of volunteering opportunities for those wishing to get involved in our work, for example monthly litter picks, twice monthly gardening sessions plus one off projects.Our impact on the community
The gardens were created in the 1930s and used to be well maintained formal spaces, with gardeners and keepers. Over time they fell into decay and Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens was created in 2009 to address this problem. Since that time a number of substantial improvements have been made thanks to the efforts of the group, for example creation of a rockery in Marine Garden, a large raised bed in Crescent Garden, and restoration of a Bridge at Beach Lawn.
We need volunteers to help with litter picking and gardening/tidying. Litter picking is on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30am. Gardening/tidying is on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30am and the fourth Wednesday at 1pm.