- Thornton, L23 4UE
- Car park facility available
- Hawthorn, Hazel, Holly
Opened on 15th July 2003 by the Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside. The planting area is situated in the middle of a semi-mature oak and beech woodland. Many of the existing trees are protected species. The memorial trees will, over time, add to the splendor of the Hospice grounds. The wildflower meadow, where the memorial trees are planted, becomes a blaze of colour in early spring with a mixture of snowdrops, bluebells and clover.
Due to the dense canopy cover in the memorial forest the tree species available are a mix of Hazel, Holly and Hawthorn. These trees will thrive and will add to the biodiversity of the site. The Memorial Forest is also home to the rare native red squirrel.
The approach to the planting area is made very easy from either one of the two parking areas, with one of the pathways meandering through the wood directly from the top car park which is situated at the main Ince Road entrance. Ince Road, Thornton runs off the A565 and is within easy reach of the motorway network (M57, M58 & M62).