Bloomin’ Marvellous – RHS Bridgewater
The highly anticipated RHS Bridgewater opens to the public in May 2021 and group visits will be possible from June onwards. The largest current garden project in Europe, this once in a generation opening sees the Royal Horticultural Society take inspiration from the heritage of the site and transform it into a world-class garden. RHS Bridgewater was once home to Worsley New Hall, a Victorian Mansion surrounded by formal gardens and Woodlands. The Hall became a Red Cross Hospital during the First World war , and then sadly fell into decline. The RHS took over in 2017 and the transformation is underway to create a world-class garden and a local community champion. We also visit hidden Salford gem, Ordsall Hall, for a guided tour and refreshments.
Dates available upon request for Summer 2021 onwards
Suggested itinerary by coach
Ordsall Hall and travel to your hotel
On Sunday afternoon we travel to our hotel in Worsley, located near to shopping mecca The Trafford Centre, and enjoy a buffet dinner. On the way we call into neighbouring Ordsall Hall for a guided tour and refreshments. The hall has a long and interesting history with many different uses since it was first mentioned in records in 1177! You may also meet a spooky inhabitant or two! Ordsall Hall is also an RHS Training Centre and is managed by Garden Organic guidelines to benefit wildlife and people. The site is proud to grow Heritage Seeds, conserving endangered heritage varieties of vegetables and plants
RHS Bridgewater and return home
This morning we enjoy a full English breakfast before departing the hotel. We travel to the highly anticipated RHS Bridgewater where we explore the Tom Stuart-Smith created garden, and Harris Bug Studio Kitchen garden. We will wander through woodlands and take in the views of the historic lake. Cross the bridge in the Chinese stream-side garden and explore the Weston Walled Garden. We will enjoy a guided garden tour from a RHS volunteer. Greatdays can suggest lunch stops depending on your route home.
Featured hotel – Recently inspected by Greatdays staff
Novotel Manchester West ***
Situated just outside Manchester in the picturesque village of Worsley, the Novotel Manchester West hotel is ideally placed for your stay, with easy access to the M60. This modern, spacious and friendly hotel has a restaurant, bar, gym and patio area. There are 119 bedrooms, all with lift access and free coach parking is available.
|2 day tour|
|2021 dates||from £69.00 per person|
Single supplement available on request.