Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

First Glimpse of How Pounds 30m Landmark Gardens Could Look

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

First Glimpse of How Pounds 30m Landmark Gardens Could Look

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THIS is the first look at how a neglected Salford estate will be transformed into a Pounds 30m attraction by the Royal Horticultural Society.

The masterplan by worldacclaimed landscape architect Tom Stuart- Smith will see the 'lost' grounds of Worsley New Hall become the country's fifth national gardens.

The aim is to turn the historic but overgrown 156-acre site off Leigh Road into a booming attraction worth Pounds 25m to the city over the next decade.

Once the gardens of a stately home, the RHS Garden Bridgewater is planned to open in 2019.

As well as the design, key elements of the masterplan have now been revealed. These include: An entrance garden laid out like a web and planted as a perennial meadow A new lake which anchors the new visitor building within the landscape A water garden of interlocking streams and rocky waterfalls The reconstruction of the 10-acre historic walled garden, to include a therapeutic garden, vegetable garden and flower garden A new learning centre. …

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