Leaving a legacy to Ness Botanic Gardens

Legacies can make a real difference to supporting Ness Botanic Gardens, helping us fund exciting new projects, maintain the gardens, and allow us to share our passion for gardening and plants with generations to come.

Arthur Kilpin Bulley gave the world a wonderful gift when he founded Ness Botanic Gardens. The garden has been loved for generations and protected for over 100 years by its staff, volunteers, Members and visitors. You too can play a vital part in keeping his vision alive by supporting Ness Botanic Gardens, through a gift in your Will.

Once you have looked after your loved ones, you may feel the time is right to consider leaving a gift to Ness in your Will.  Your gift will help fund exciting new projects, maintain our beautiful gardens and plant seeds of inspiration for the future.

There is no greater example of how your legacy can shape the future than that provided by the huge contribution of Mrs Betty Horsfall. Please take a minute to read about the remarkable story of Mrs Betty Horsfall.

Whether you chose to leave a specific gift (an item in your Will), a pecuniary gift (a fixed sum of money) or a residuary gift (a percentage of your estate - i.e. 1%) - whatever the size of your gift, you will make a difference. Please note - there are inheritance tax advantages in the United Kingdom if you donate 10% or more of your estate to a charity such as Ness Botanic Gardens – for further information on inheritance tax please seek advice from a qualified professional. Please ensure your Will is made exactly to your personal requirements. If you wish to seek specific legal advice we suggest you discuss this with your preferred solicitor or seek professional expert help. 

A leaflet with more information can be found here; Leave a gift in your Will (pdf)

We can help you with the correct wording to put in your Will and are happy to answer any questions you may have. 

If you wish to discuss, or have any questions about leaving a gift in your Will to Ness, please get in touch - we would love to hear from you, please email carolyn.jones@liverpool.ac.uk or complete our contact form and we will get back to you.

The University of Liverpool has joined with other named charities, including NSPCC, RNLI and Guide Dogs to become a member of the Liverpool Bequeathed Charity Consortium. You can take advantage of the Bequeathed free Will writing service, which includes the option to pay for additional legal advice while making your Will online (available to residents in England and Wales). Click here to use this service.

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