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Creating a magnificent world-class garden in the heart of Salford.
We want to create a world-class garden that enriches Salford’s communities and their environment
Reviving the gardens of the historic 154 acre Worsley New Hall estate to create RHS Garden Bridgewater represents one of the largest gardening projects in Europe at this time.
Full planning permission was granted in June 2017, opening the doors to an exciting programme of development with the first phase of the garden opening to the public approximately four years later.
RHS Programme Director Anna da Silva said: "This is such an exciting project for Salford and the wider North West.
"It’s the first time in more than a hundred years that the RHS has taken on a garden project of this size. It will be an amazing resource for generations to come."
Alongside the restoration of the Walled Kitchen Garden, other highlights will include the recreation and development of historic features such as the tree-lined Garden Approach, and a reworking of the Lost Terraces, which sit between the lake and the former site of Worsley New Hall. Leading landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith has been appointed to create the overall master plan for the garden.
Download the master plan of the site (63KB pdf)
The RHS will also build a new Learning Centre for schools to grow their horticultural knowledge; a space for communities to come together with plant experts, a Plant Centre and space for a personal RHS Gardening Advice Service, giving people scientific-based expert knowledge to help them garden at home.
Much of the work is still subject to funding and the RHS is working with partners to secure finance to ensure that the project can stay on track.
As well as providing a spectacular garden, the RHS is committed to delivering benefits on many different levels.
Anna da Silva said: "We are 100% focused on maximising the benefits for local communities – including jobs and apprenticeships, partnerships with schools and colleges, and community gardening projects across the region."
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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.