Manchester news Sneak peek inside Salford's RHS Garden Bridgewater as it prepares open its gates Manchester united news

PremierLeague-News.Com - The new £44m visitor attraction will officially open to the public on May 18

Manchester news Sneak peek inside Salford's RHS Garden Bridgewater as it prepares open its gates Manchester united news

PremierLeague-News.Com - The new £44m visitor attraction will officially open to the public on May 18

Manchester news  Sneak peek inside Salford's RHS Garden Bridgewater as it prepares open its gates Manchester united news
15 May 2021 - 10:05

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! There are just a few days to go until RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford opens for the very first time. The new £44m visitor attraction will officially open its gates to the public on Tuesday, May 18. The 154-acre garden in Worsley is the biggest hands-on horticultural project undertaken in Europe since planning permission was granted in 2017. Located at the former Worsley New Hall estate on Occupation Road, the site is the first ever RHS Garden to be located in an urban area. The huge project started out as a derelict Victorian garden that had been untouched for 100 years - with volunteers describing it as a “muddy swamp”. The first two years were spent clearing the grounds before building work could take place. Around 800 people volunteered to help create the gardens over a four-year period. RHS Garden Bridgewater View gallery The grand unveiling had been delayed by almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But with the highly anticipated opening just a few days away, final preparations are now being put in place. More than a quarter of a million plants have gone into the ground ahead of the opening, representing a huge boost for biodiversity in the area. From May 18, visitors will discover areas including the 11-acre Weston Walled Garden, the jewel in the crown of RHS Garden Bridgewater, believed to be the largest publicly-accessible working walled garden in the UK. It is home to the spectacular Paradise Garden by Tom Stuart-Smith, showcasing exotic planting inspired by Asiatic and Mediterranean gardens, and the nearby Kitchen Garden by award-winning Harris Bugg Studio showcases a cornucopia of productive growing techniques and both familiar and more unusual edibles. Read More Related Articles First look at children's Woodland Play area at the new RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford Read More Related Articles RHS Garden Bridgewater tickets now on sale The Community Wellbeing Garden, Community Grow area and Peel Learning Garden, supported by The Peel Group, are just some of the community-focused spaces that can also be found within the Weston Walled Garden, alongside the Orchard Gardens and the first dedicated RHS Trials ground outside of the flagship RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, where garden plants will be assessed for their performance in the northern climate Elsewhere, visitors can explore the beginnings of the Chinese Streamside Garden, which will be the first authentic Chinese garden in the UK when complete, and the 4-acre Woodland Play area designed to encourage children of all ages to engage with nature. When asked about his feelings towards the opening of the gardens, curator Marcus Chilton-Jones said: “Exhausted and relieved. It’s conflicting because it’s been a long journey for us all. “We’ve been working on it for four and a half years. It’s been an Olympic effort. “We’ve taken it from a pretty tired, run down site and turned it into something we hope will be world-class in terms of its attraction. “It’s exciting to be at the end of that.

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. “There have been multiple challenges – if you’re working on an outdoor job, you know the weather is going to be an issue. “Covid has been the biggest challenge in terms of managing the staff, their welfare, reducing contacts – that’s been very difficult and has slowed down everything.” The gardens are expected to be in full bloom by summer (Image: MEN) The RHS is investing £35m in the creation of the garden, which the charity forecasts will generate around £13.2m per year to the local economy by 2030, and has created over 100 jobs at the site. The grounds were originally built for the first Earl of Ellesmere between 1840 and 1845. Worsley New Hall was a grand Gothic-style mansion visited by Queen Victoria twice, in 1851 and 1857. During the early 20th century, the hall fell into disrepair and gardening on the site stopped. The grounds were neglected for 100 years until the project began. Weakened by dry rot and following a fire in 1943, the once-grand building was finally demolished by a scrap merchant who bought it for just £2,500. Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, head of site, Richard Green, said: "It's just been such a huge team effort. More than 1,000 people have been involved in this project - many of them local. Many original buildings have been left at the site, dating back to the Victorian era. This property belong to the head gardener more than 100 years ago (Image: MEN) "We've had 800 volunteers here. There's a team of 97 staff and 45 are from the local area. "Everyone has worked so hard in such a focused way to achieve what you see around you today. "For so long now it's been a project, and we haven't created it for ourselves, we've created it for the people of Salford, Greater Manchester and the wider north west. "To be able to get people here from Tuesday and get them to see the formal gardens, woodland and meadows we've created, it's just going to be brilliant."

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