RHS Bridgewater Opening 11th May 2021
Wednesday 3rd March 2021.
A decision was taken, in the spring, to delay the opening of the garden due to the impact of Coronavirus and to ensure the health and safety of RHS employees, volunteers and contractors.
Due to open in May 2021, it will become the RHS's fifth national garden, joining Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex and Harlow Carr in Yorkshire.
The creation of RHS Garden Bridgewater is one of the most significant events in the 215-year history of the RHS and its first new garden for nearly 20 years. Once open, the garden will bring world-class horticulture, and a host of health and wellbeing benefits, within an hour’s journey of 8.2 million people in the Greater Manchester region.
When the RHS first discovered the 154-acre site, the former grounds of Worsley New Hall had not been cultivated for decades. Thanks to a dedicated and growing team, plus the help of hundreds of local volunteers, the site is being transformed and is currently the biggest project of its kind in Europe.
RHS Garden Bridgewater is creating up to 100 jobs, from tree surgeons to therapists, as well as apprenticeships and learning opportunities. Up to 7,000 local schoolchildren will benefit free-of-charge each year from having this abundant, green learning resource on their doorstep.
The garden will continue to grow with further investment plans which include an arboretum, a Northern College of Horticulture, an architecturally stunning glasshouse and renovation of the lost Nesfield terraces.
Prowood Ltd are delighted to have supplied over 21,000lm of Siberian Larch cladding & decking to the prestigious RHS Bridgewater project.