A magnificent northern garden
A warm summer’s day is the perfect time to visit the RHS Bridgewater Garden in Salford, just a 30-minute bus ride from central Manchester. CONTINUES BELOW
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The garden, which opened last year, is on the site of stately pile Worsley New Hall.
Some of the old architecture remains, while there’s a sleek new building which houses visitor amenities.
Bridgewater’s focal point is a large walled garden which was bursting with plants and colourful blooms on my visit. It looks like it’s been established for decades, not just a couple of years.
Woodland and meadow trails are also part of the site, full of grasses and wild foxgloves as I wandered around the site.
RHS Bridgewater is already a huge success, with many visitors which I hadn’t expected. It was a challenge to take photographs giving the impression I had the place to myself!
Have you been to Bridgewater or another RHS garden? Share your thoughts below.
Still need to visit here. Was waiting a bit for the gardens to establish themselves more from when it first opened. Maybe next spring….
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I thought it might be a bit sparse but not at all. Bursting with blooms, really quite astounding. It should be that way throughout the summer 😎