Date(s) - 02/06/2022
RHS Bridgewater is the newest RHS garden and opens officially in 2021. 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. Watching how RHS Garden Bridgewater takes shape and grows is going to be fascinating, especially some of the major restoration projects like the Walled Kitchen Garden.’ Coach leaves Glebe Road where it is possible to park adjacent to the Botanic Garden.