About the garden
Blue Diamond Group of Garden Centres
New for 2023: Bridgemere Show Gardens is a 6-acre garden and home to 14 individual and distinctive gardens, including eight RHS Gold and Silver medal-winning Show Gardens, which are recreations from the RHS Flower Shows from 1988 to 2022.
Located within Bridgemere Garden Centre in Cheshire, the Bridgemere Show Gardens also include other medal-winning Show Garden recreations from the Garden Festivals in Hanley and Liverpool as well as the garden in which the 1993-1997 television series Gardener's Diary was filmed.
Recent additions include three new Show Gardens – The Blue Diamond Group Beautiful Abandonment Garden, winner of an RHS Silver Gilt medal at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2022, The Blue Diamond Forge Garden, winner of an RHS Silver medal and Best Artisan Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021. Also, Down Memory Lane, winner of an RHS Silver Gilt medal at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2021, designed in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Society, a charity partner of the Blue Diamond Group.
The gardens can be enjoyed all year round and feature plants of national importance including champion trees and rare and unusual plants. In spring the gardens are a mass of colour blossoming with crocus, snowdrops, daffodils and tulips and the borders are packed tightly with spectacular colour from the rhododendrons and azaleas.
In summer herbaceous perennials such as iris, peonies and delphinium delight and the formal beds are brimming with colour from the dahlias. In the autumn the colours of the maples are simply glorious and, in the winter, admire the topiary and the scented fragrance of the daphnes and witch hazels.
Many of the plants in the Show Gardens are available to buy from Bridgemere Garden Centre, which is one of the largest centres in Europe.
Please note: This is a partially accessible garden (most of the garden is accessible but some parts are not easily accessible).