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01 Jul 2019

RHS Bridgewater garden is taking shape

Work is well underway to create the new 154-acre RHS Bridgewater garden which opens in the autumn of 2020.

RHS Bridgewater in the grounds of the historic Worsley New Hall, will be the fifth RHS garden, adjoining the Bridgewater Canal near Worsley village in Salford.

It is a collaboration between owners of the Worsley site Peel L&P and Salford City Council and is part of the RHS’ wider ten-year £100+ million investment programme to make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

Progress has been made on the garden’s welcome building and visitor car park, and plants from the Bridgewater show garden at last month’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show have arrived on site safely ready to be planted.

Louise Morrissey, Director of Land and Planning and Peel L&P said: “We were delighted to visit the site last week and see how the garden was taking shape and it’s really exciting that we’re one step closer to opening the doors to the public next year.

“RHS Bridgewater is an important legacy project for Peel L&P and we will continue to work with the RHS and Salford City Council to ensure suitable roads, cycleways and services are in place to help visitors enjoy the wonderful garden when it opens.”

RHS Bridgewater has been designed by award-winning landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith, who also created the dedicated Bridgewater garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

More information about RHS Bridgewater at www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/bridgewater