Residents in Walkden and Little Hulton are invited to enjoy another year of free Tuesday entry to RHS Garden Bridgewater, as the RHS celebrates its third anniversary by extending the popular scheme until May 2025.

Since the Worsley garden opened in May 2021, more than 61,000 people living in those areas and wider Salford have taken advantage of the free entry day to explore the 154-acre grounds and garden centre.

In total, RHS Bridgewater has welcomed more than 1.4 million visitors and thousands of local schoolchildren have benefitted from its green learning resources.

Situated beside the Bridgewater Canal, the former Victorian estate has been transformed into a series of stunning formal gardens, surrounded by extensive woodlands and lovely lakeside walks. It represents one of the largest horticultural projects undertaken in Europe in recent years.

Richard Green, Head of RHS Garden Bridgewater said: “Over the last three years, the RHS’s fifth national garden has gone from strength to strength. Our extensive formal gardens, meadows, woodland and orchard are looking better than ever, and the introduction of the Music Pavilion in the Chinese Streamside Garden looks simply brilliant.

“I am particularly delighted that nearly a quarter of Salford people have enjoyed a free visit here since we opened. It is great that we have been welcomed with open arms by our city neighbours and we hope many more local residents will take advantage of the free Tuesday entry over the next year.”

Salford City Council, which invested £19 million in the garden project, is delighted the free entry scheme has been extended by another year.

Mayor Paul Dennett said: “RHS Bridgewater goes from strength to strength, and it is fantastic news that free Tuesdays for Salford residents has been confirmed and continuing for another 12 months.

“Local people have really connected with the garden, and I would urge anybody who has not been to take a visit to this great asset on their doorstep, which can be accessed on the RHS Greenway on foot or by bike.

“I would encourage any Salford resident who has not been to take advantage of free Tuesdays and make a visit.”

Entry to RHS Garden Bridgewater usually costs £15.85 for adults and £7.95 for children (age 5-16). RHS members and guests can enter for free. Until 18 May 2025, entrance is free for Salford residents every Tuesday. Pre-booking is required and proof of address for each resident must be shown on arrival.

Anyone arriving car-free on public transport is entitled to a 30 per cent discount on the normal entry ticket.

The X50 bus service now provides a direct half hourly daytime connection from central Manchester via Imperial War Museum North and the Trafford Centre to RHS Bridgewater. This will operate throughout the summer until 29 September.

For more information, including how to book and ticket prices, visit the RHS website.