RHS Bridgewater

Episode 6 – RHS Bridgewater

Welcome to the RHS Bridgewater podcast made as part of the Surrey’s Greener Future initiative.

Please note: it was a windy day so there is some wind noise in parts of the podcast.

Francis Egerton, them 1st Earl of Ellesmere, built Worsley New Hall between 1839 and 1846. His fortune was generated from coal mining in the area. The hall fell into disrepair and was demolished in the 1940s.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is building the RHS Bridgewater garden in the grounds of Worsley New Hall. The site is over 150 acres and is on the edge of Salford. This is the Society’s fifth garden and their first urban garden.

Our tour takes place on a blustery, cold day after weeks of rain. During our tour of the garden we learn about the history of the site. We see the garden developing even though they are working in a great deal of mud. We are shown all areas of the garden.

It is all amazing when you realise that on one side is Junction 13 on the M60, on another side is the A572 Manchester to Leigh road, and to the south the Bridgewater Canal and the M62.

The photographs in the gallery are from the visit. Click on one to enlarge them:


The RHS has taken the decision to delay the opening until May 2021 since this podcast was made. This is due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The garden will be even better by then.

To find out more about the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) please follow this link.

To find out about the Bridgewater Garden follow this link.

The Wikipedia entry on Worsley New Hall is here.

Find out more about Surrey’s Greener Future:

  • To find out more about the ‘design challenge’ please follow this link.
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AKM Music has licensed ‘Perfect Circle’ for use as the theme.

Joseph McDade has licensed ‘Chill Electronic – Sunrise Expedition’ for use as incidental music in this episode.

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Author: Tim D

In the early 1970s Mr Timothy & his Phonograph was a popular mobile disco around Leeds University and Tim was known as MrT. Tim also spent 9 years broadcasting a weekly programme on Hospital Radio in Wakefield. He worked for more than 40 years for large industrial organisations and spent his last 15 years in global commercial management roles. Following retirement he started making podcasts in 2017.