Coach trip to RHS Garden Bridgewater

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/06/2022
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location
Coach pick outside Leicester Botanic Gardens


 

We have been unable to pre-book any refreshments at Bridgewater. There are catering facilities available, but you may prefer to bring a packed lunch.

RHS Garden Bridgewater is the fifth RHS garden and one of the largest gardening projects undertaken in Europe in recent years. The transformation of this 154-acre green space will enrich the lives of local communities and their environment for the future

The site of the garden was formerly Worsley New Hall, built for the 1st Earl of Ellesmere between 1840 and 1845. It survived a fire and two World Wars before it was demolished in the 1940s. In its heydey, Worsley New Hall, standing in its glorious, formal landscaped gardens, designed, by William Andrews Nesfield, in 1846 was a notable residence of its time. The RHS master plan for RHS Garden Bridgewater will embrace the site’s heritage while also giving it a future. Commenting on the plans, broadcaster and RHS Vice President, Alan Titchmarsh MBE, said: ‘The development of the RHS’ new fifth Garden will be the biggest hands-on gardening project the charity will have undertaken in its 211-year history.

We look forward to visiting this important newly created garden, whose designers include Tom Stuart-Smith, Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg. They have incorporated remnants of the original gardens into their 21st century designs. By visiting the garden in its early years, we can watch how it develops over the years.

We will have to divide into groups for the arranged guided tours. The first of these will be at 12 o’clock, followed by one or two more depending on numbers. Times will be confirmed on the day.

8.00am  Depart Glebe Road
11.30am  Arrive at RHS Garden Bridgewater
5.00pm  Depart for home

Cost: 

  • Friends (RHS members)  £27.50   (Includes guided tour)
  •  Friends (non RHS members)  £36.00  (Includes entrance and guided tour)
  •  Guests (RHS members) £29.50   (Includes guided tour)
  •  Guests (non RHS members) £38.00  (Includes entrance and guided tour)

RHS members will need to bring their membership cards with them.

Bridgewater booking form

* If you are unable to print the booking form send requirements by email.
Please complete and return the booking form by Wednesday 18th May 2022

For further details contact Elizabeth. Telephone 0116 2705711