Greenhouse reopens in Liverpool Park

It has taken almost two years to complete, but the re-developed Stanley Park has re-opened in Liverpool.

Featuring a large Victorian glasshouse, the green space has had a revamp costing millions of pounds.

The 110-year-old Isla Gladstone Conservatory will now be used again after decades of lying empty.

It was taken down, mended and re-built piece by piece to provide the park with a 1,483-pane greenhouse, which will not host events and a cafe.

The land has also had 72,000 new trees and plants installed, while the third lake has been repaired and restored to its former glory.

One of the oldest public green spaces in the area, Stanley Park stretches for 45 hectares (110 acres) and was designed by Edward Kemp.

Its greenhouse is named after Isla Gladstone – an arts and crafts screen printer and relative of prime minister William Gladstone.

The park is located between Liverpool FC and Everton FCs football grounds, with the new conservatory marketing itself as the ideal place for match day hospitality.