The pace of development has further intensified at RHS Bridgewater in preparation for the opening on July 29th. The majority of the infrastructure is in place in the walled garden and planting is well advanced in the theme gardens. The visitor centre has now gained its timber facades and is looking very impressive.
The stream and Chinese garden are in the process of setting out and excavation, although the almost continuous rain since December has made this an extremely muddy venture!
Note: Ian Fisher is a Garden Advisor at RHS Bridgewater.
The Welcome Building with its distinctive tree like supporting columns and wood cladding.
Instant Beech hedging forms the different spaces in the eleven acre kitchen garden.
The greenhouses have been completely rebuilt and will grow a range of tender fruit and non hardy ornamental plants.
The centre piece of the Persian Garden is a large pool and fountains.
A unusual way of growing Parrotia persica as a pleached form.
The Chinese stream garden. The stream weaves its way from an impressive rock waterfall. Through Chinese inspired plantingl to the lake outside the Welcome Building.
Branches of Rhododendron ponticum have been repurposed as an innovative climbing structure in the childrens play area.