Educational resources for the gardens.  A fun and exciting way of learning the history of these beautiful gardens and for local pupils finding out more about the town they live.

Green machine map

Guided Tour volunteers can be booked for an informative tour of the gardens.  Book Here

Pupils can learn about architecture, explore bulidings and design their own.
Pupils can learn about landscape architecture and design or build their own play area.

Explore art in the gardens, who is Fortunino Matania? Design your own venitian mask and post card. Or bring Matania’s art work alive in your own way.

Fancy a bit of orienteering try The King’s Trail. A resource designed by children for children, thanks to the Green Machine.

The gardens offer a world of opportunity for learning, take a look at the King’s Gardens educational film to get some inspiration.

A teachers resource about the restoration of the gardens is also available.

Explore the bird population in the gardens, what will you see on your visit?

The community garden is a place to explore, find the sensory garden and discover smells; touch; sound and even edible treats you would not normally experience in a seaside garden. The Community Garden is looked after by the garden group,  maybe you wish to help look after the Community Garden and do some gardening if so then please contact


Why not split your visit between King’s Gardens and The Atkinson.

The Atkinson is Sefton’s major arts venue with museum collections, art exhibitions, theatres, library and a range of learning resources for all ages. Situated on Lord Street, The Atkinson is just a short walk from Southport railway station and a ten minute walk from King’s Gardens. More information available here:

















Green Machine

The Green Machine a group of schools linked to Southport Learning Partnership.  The Green Machine have supported King’s Gardens since 2011 taking part in numerous activities from litter picking and gardening prior to the restoration to more exciting and vibrant projects during and after the restoration; bug house making, art projects, film making, designing and plating a sensory garden, creating a bee hub and the King’s trail.   The pupils who participate in projects are full of enthusiasm, ideas and are passionate to deliver good quality work.  The group have adopted the Gardens and will continue to carry out environmental project for the benefit of the gardens and its visitors.

Green Machine