Here at GT, flowers aren’t just in our lives during opening times – we’re always around them! We love going on walks, going camping, visiting gardens, and generally spending our time outdoors. After a delay due to the pandemic, RHS Garden Bridgewater opened its doors in May 2021. Georgia, one of our team members, is an RHS member and spends a lot of her free time at RHS Harlow Carr and the RHS partner gardens, so she took a trip to see what the new garden had to offer…
As an RHS member I couldn’t wait to get to Bridgewater as I’d heard and read so much about the build process and there was of course quite a delay due to the pandemic. I was lucky enough to book a spot on a Sunday not long after it opened its doors and it was a lovely, sunny day too.
The staff, as they are at all other gardens and events, were super welcoming and made sure we had a garden map before we went through the main doors. They told us about key areas to visit and let us know about any areas still under development. All I can describe it as is the kids going into the room made of sweets and chocolate in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I didn’t know where or what to look at first.
The Worsley Welcome Garden and the Weston Walled Garden welcome you in and are both absolutely immaculate, but the main event definitely has to be the Chinese Streamside Garden. The RHS team worked closely with the Chinese community in Greater Manchester to create a unique, Chinese-inspired garden.
On the way round you’ll find a lovely woodland play area, lake and meadow. You could quite literally spend all day at RHS Garden Bridgewater! I ended my trip with a quick stop off for food and drink at the cafe and a wander around the shop. The cafe has loads of options and there’s plenty for kids too, with plenty of seating. There’s a couple of coffee/snack carts on the way around which is really nice too.
If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Bridgewater, be sure to book!