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Angel Field named Liverpool’s top hidden gem

Thursday 5 May 2016

Angel Field at the Creative Campus has been named the number one must-visit place in Liverpool.

Former Walker Art Gallery and Lady Lever Art Gallery Director Julian Treuherz, and Architect Peter de Figueiredo compiled a list of the top 20 unusual and unexpected places in the city for the Liverpool Echo.

The pair, who have written a new book entitled 111 Places in Liverpool that You Shouldn’t Miss, described Angel Field as an ‘inspiring’ location.

In the article they said: “An inspiring symbolic garden and an outstanding example of modern garden design. It’s divided into four parts symbolic of mankind’s journey through life with pools, fountains, a wildflower meadow, and clipped hedges. Visit by day – also looks magical when lit up at night.”

Angel Field is an award-winning Renaissance-style garden that aims to provide a place of beauty and serenity for contemplation and study.

The garden is named after the Angel Field farm which once occupied the site and was run by Jesuit priests from St Francis Xavier’s church.

Forming the final piece in the redevelopment of the Creative Campus, the fountains, performance amphitheatre and angel statue provide an oasis in the heart of the city.

The garden is the brainchild of the University’s Vice-Chancellor and Rector Professor Gerald Pillay, who said at the time of its design: “With the backdrop of the old church and the façade of the collegiate across the road, the cloister should be a safe place of serenity and beauty, inviting to students, staff and visitors.”

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