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Planting Stories

Uncover the stories of our historic site with our beautiful new garden.

From 1830, for almost 150 years, Liverpool Road Station was a bustling hub of people, animals and machines, keeping produce, raw materials and finished goods moving in and out of the industrial city, and connecting Manchester with the world. 

Now our Upper Yard is springing to life with a new garden for you to enjoy. Plants, trees and flowers have been carefully selected to represent the goods that would have once been transported on the railway to feed Manchester's growing population, as well as materials that were brought to the site to fuel industry in the city.
The materials and structures used in the garden have been specifically selected to maximise sustainability. Planting includes long-lasting perennials and evergreen shrubbery to keep the botanical beds blooming year after year, supporting biodiversity while helping to reduce our carbon footprint.  

Planting Stories is designed by Alexandra Froggatt, who in 2018 created our popular Bee Garden. Look out for our team of volunteers who will be on hand to answer your questions as they as they support the care and maintenance of the garden.


Part of the Science Museum Group