Things to do at RHS Garden Bridgewater review
RHS Garden Bridgewater, Greater Manchester is a vast garden owned and maintained by the RHS. The garden dates to the reign of Queen Victoria and it has since been revived and features surviving period details.
There are a number of themed gardens including a large walled garden, kitchen garden and a paradise garden. The Chinese streamside garden covers just over seven acres and features a series of small pools and weirs. Plus orchard gardens, a meadow and a lake. Moon Bridge water is a tranquil lake with more than 3,000 aquatic and marginal specimens.
Kids will love the woodland play area that is set in the heart of Middle Wood. It features wild play in a series of zoned glades and it also covers seven acres. There is a low ropes course, a hide-and-seek trail, spider web nets, basket swings, climbing grames, den building and more. There is also plenty to encourage imaginative play including Hobbit Houses, mud kitchens and fairy homes.
There is also the Peel Learning garden with different ecological zones that show how plants adapt to the challenges of each. Highlights include sensory and edible planting plus a greenhouse with exotic plants, practical activities and experimenting.
They run a range of yearly events including family-friendly events and activities including a winter light trail.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information RHS Garden Bridgewater
Is there food and drink available?
There are two cafes serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Large gardens with one of the biggest plant collections in the world, plus an excellent natural play area for the kids. There are toilets and places to purchase food and drinks.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or Higher-priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of the RHS or Higher-priced. An adult ticket costs £11 without gift aid, children 5-16 £5.50 without gift aid, children under 5 are free and family tickets are available. You can save on your admission price if you visit by bus, cycle or arrive on foot (proof will be required).
Is there parking?
There is free parking.
When are they open?
RHS Garden Bridgewater is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Only registered assistance dogs are permitted.