Our team worked with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to establish its fifth garden – a 150+ acre site on the outskirts of Salford on designated Green Belt land.
The new garden, RHS Garden Bridgewater, is part of a 10-year £160 million investment programme and will bring back to life the site of the former Worsley New Hall, a locally listed heritage asset. The revival of a site of this scale represents one of the largest contemporary gardening projects in Europe and one that will result in the creation of a world class horticultural visitor attraction and vibrant community resource for local people.
The extensive plans, will include the development of a new Welcome Building, demonstration and teaching allotments, a shop and café, an events and learning space, a new glasshouse and school of horticulture, and the sensitive restoration of the historic Walled Garden and its existing accompanying buildings.
- 60 hectare Green Belt site
- World class visitor centre
- One of the largest gardening projects in Europe
- Expected visitor numbers to reach between 600-700,000 by 2029
- Creation of 140 direct and 180 indirect jobs.
The success of the project has been made possible through a collaboration between the RHS, Peel Land and Property and Salford City Council.