Help us create a unique treescape: The Bridgewater Arboretum

We’re putting down roots for the future by planting a new arboretum at RHS Garden Bridgewater, but we need your donations to help protect the environment and bring joy to all who visit for many years to come

Your support will bring our vision to life

The Arboretum will be a beautiful and inspiring addition to our landscape, designed to deepen our understanding of trees. The challenges of climate change will also be addressed with expert planting that thrives in all weathers – providing environmental benefits to the wider community and supporting its precious biodiversity.

Here’s how your gift will grow…

With your support, we’ll work to create a dynamic, diverse landscape, with spaces to help you relax and explore in among the trees. With three phases of planting to ensure longevity and a beautiful treescape, you’ll get to proudly watch your gift grow, as you explore this wonderful new shared garden over the months and years to come.     

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Make a difference today – and tomorrow

Planting an Arboretum is one of the best things you can do for our environment. It will grow to lock up carbon from the atmosphere, improve plant biodiversity and provide shelter and food for local wildlife, decade after decade. But this ambitious project will only take root with the support of kind people like you. Will you show your support and join our team to help us make a difference?

Your generosity will help our Arboretum take root…

All the generous gifts we receive are greatly appreciated and will help make this unique project a reality. In recognition of gifts of £500 or above, we have an exclusive selection of special events to say a big thank you:

A gift of £500

If you choose to give a gift of £500 or above, you’ll receive an invitation to an exclusive event celebrating the opening of the Bridgewater Arboretum in spring 2026.

A gift of £1,000

If you give a very special gift of £1,000 or more you’ll receive an invitation to tour the Arboretum as it’s being developed, and an invitation to a celebratory opening event in 2026. You’ll also be offered the opportunity to have your name displayed within the Arboretum as a thank you. (Please note that recognition is not guaranteed indefinitely.)

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“We want to create an inspiring, engaging, educational arboretum that deepens people’s connection to and understanding of trees, both now and for future generations.”

Marcus Chilton-Jones, Curator at RHS Garden Bridgewater
Thank you so much.
Because of you, our incredible Arboretum can start to take root…
If you have any questions about your gift, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.