The History of the Friends of Ness Gardens

In 1962 The Friends of Ness charity was formally created under the stewardship of the Director, Ken Hulme. Since its inception nearly 57 years ago, the charity has helped to mould Ness Botanic Gardens and has provided key support throughout the majority of the Post-Bulley period through revenue generating and project led missions.

The revenue generated through the charity has helped to fund various initatives during it's lifespan, including the development of key areas on the site such as The Hulme Deck and Restaurant, The Weather Station and The Pingo Waterfalls to name just three.

After 57 years of service the charity has been disbanded as of the 31st of July 2019 but their legacy will live on.

Click on the link to view the full legacy of the Friends of Ness.