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Bridgewater - A New Beginning

24 May 2021 4:07PM   Views : 553 Unique : 319

RHS Bridgewater is now open and today I went along with Sue and Di to have a look. The site has been many things, starting as the grounds to the long demolished Worsley New Hall, being partly a Scout Camp, being Worsley Hall Garden Centre and now being RHS Bridgewater, the fourth RHS garden. A huge amount of money has been spent creating this mega-garden, I think something in the order of 21 million, and it's a job done very well to very high standards. A little part of me does wonder why it's always felt necessary, regardless of the organisation, to create a huge "welcome building", and whether or not something far simpler and far cheaper could be created instead. However, it's there now, a vast space into which mankind intrudes slightly on its way past into the gardens.

The use of the area is intelligent and has huge potential for the future, retaining some of the old buildings and restoring them as appropriate. For now, even a year late because of Covid19, the gardens are somewhat immature, but they will grow into the space in due course. We will be returning on a regular basis and it will be facinating to see this garden coming of age.





















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25 May 2021 10:09AM
My Father loved RHS Rosemoor near Bideford, which of course also has a money spinning welcome building with restaurant and shop (which you are forced through on the way out). I always seemed to visit in the winter during our Christmas visit, so never really saw it in full bloom, but usually came away with some good photos. This looks a good addition the three.

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