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The RHS Bridgewater Garden

A Garden with real heart in Salford

Published: Guide No.17 - April '22

Welcoming, relaxed, nurturing are just a few words that describe RHS Garden Bridgewater – 154 acres of glorious gardens set in Salford’s historical landscape.

As one of our newest gardens, RHS Bridgewater continues to evolve with help from award-winning designers and the local community.

The contemporary Worsley Welcome Garden greets everyone with its architectural topiary and lush seasonal planting. And from here on, it’s up to you what you discover next.

Step inside the walls of the Paradise Garden with its awe-inspiring blend of Mediterranean and Asiatic planting. Treat your senses to the abundant Kitchen Garden. Or follow the winding paths of the new jewel border of the Chinese Streamside Garden.

And for the young at heart, no visit could be complete without exploring our natural play areas, set within our shaded woodland.

Hive of Activity

RHS Bridgewater is alive with year-round events. There are activities and workshops for all ages, including school holiday highlights like The Power of Superbees (May), The Great Garden Adventure (Jul-Aug) and Deadliest Bugs and Plants (Oct).

Watch winter sparkle with our Glow illuminations, and don’t miss all our horticultural talks, fairs and Potting Shed exhibitions.

Taste Sensations

When visiting our gardens, why not treat your taste buds too? The Bridgewater Café is perfect for seasonal produce grown here, as well locally-sourced delights.

The Garden Cottage and Woodland Play Shepherd’s Huts serve freshly-brewed coffee, mouth-watering cakes and snacks. And new for Summer 2022 is the Stables Café with relaxed dining inside and out.

Green Shopping

They have got plants galore for big or small gardens and indoors. Over eighty percent of our plants are sourced from UK growers and nurseries, we offer a 5-year guarantee on hardy plants, and all our bagged compost is peat-free.

In our shop, discover RHS Exclusive Collections, local artisan produce, horticultural books and sustainable homeware.

Discover the Garden

9 miles from Manchester City Centre. From the M60, leave at junction 13 for the A575/A572 exit to Worsley/Leigh/Swinton, then follow signs to the A572 Leigh Road.

From the A580 East Lancs Road (southbound), turn left onto Ellenbrook Road and then left onto Leigh Road (A572).

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