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RHS Garden Bridgewater
Type Garden
Location Worsley New Hall
Nearest city Salford, England
Area 156 acres (63 ha)
Created 2020
Operated by Royal Horticultural Society

RHS Garden Bridgewater will be the Royal Horticultural Society's fifth public display garden. It is being created at Worsley in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, and will open in May 2021.


Bridgewater is being created in 156 acres of the former Worsley New Hall estate, with the Bridgewater Canal forming the southern boundary. It will be the RHS's first new garden since it acquired Harlow Carr in 2001, and is one of Europe's largest gardening projects.

Landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith has created the overall plan, in which the walled kitchen garden will be restored, historic features such as the tree-lined Garden Approach recreated, and the lost terraces reworked. Marcus Chilton-Jones has been appointed the first curator of the garden.


The expected total cost of the project is £32.7m, of which the RHS has invested £15.7m of its own funds and received (by December 2019) a further £12.7m through grants and fundraising, including a £5m grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation and further donations from Salford City Council.

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