Ness Botanic Gardens are situated near the English and Welsh Border in Cheshire, near to the city of Chester . They occupy a site of 64 acres overlooking the Dee estuary. The Gardens have evolved since Arthur Kilpin Bulley (1861–1942) began to create them in 1898. In 1948 his daughter Lois gave the Gardens upon a conditional Trust to the University of Liverpool. As a condition of the Trust, the Gardens must remain open to the public. They are on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens and are graded II. The Gardens have many specimen trees and flowers; Snowdrop walks are conducted during the flowering season.