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  • People getting in to a minibus

    Members of the Lee Jones Centre starting their bus tour

  • People arriving at a garden hot-house

    Members of the Lee Jones Centre arriving at The Palm House

  • Tall trees and green vegetation in a hot house

    Plants in The Palm House at Sefton Park

  • People sitting on a bench next to some plants

    Members of the Lee Jones Centre enjoying the Palm House

On Monday 24 September members of the Lee Jones Centre in Kirkdale took the scenic route on a bus tour through Liverpool before going on to Tate Liverpool, as part of the summer learning programme Our Liverpool Landscape: From Turner to Today.

En route they took time out to stop off at The Palm House in Sefton Park, where they were given a talk about the history of the park by Nigel Sharp, Development Officer from Liverpool City Council’s Parks and Green Spaces Department.

A group of people at a talk in a plant hot house

Members of the Lee Jones Centre having a talk about the history of the park by Nigel Sharp

The bus then continued on to Tate Liverpool for a buffet lunch, followed by the opportunity to experience nature indoors, with a guided tour of Tate Liverpool’s summer exhibition Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings. Artist and educator Patricia Edwards led the gallery tour, connecting the external real landscape with the painted motifs of the artists’ vision in the exhibition.

At the end of the tour the group enjoyed afternoon tea and some reflection time in Tate Liverpool’s Hospitality Room before returning home.