RHS Garden Bridgewater

Opened in May 2021 this is the Royal Horticultural Society’s fifth public gardens. It’s in the village of Worsley in Salford on the grounds of the former Worsley New Hall estate. This square pool is in the middle of the Weston Wall Garden with the Fruit House and Mediterranean House behind. The chimney in the middle is from the old power station that powered the stately home. If you are in Manchester I recommend visiting RHS Bridgewater. It was a wonderful day out.

The Glade of Light – Manchester

The Glade of Light is a memorial garden in the city centre of Manchester. It commemorates the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing of 2017. Opened in January 2022, the stone centrepiece is inscribed with the names of the 22 victims. Behind the garden is the Manchester Cathedral. I was there on one of the first days it was opened to the public so it was impossible to get a photograph without people in it. In this case it adds to the picture to have people in the photograph.

Peel Monument in Ramsbottom

One of my favourite walks recently was the short walk up Holcombe Hill. Maybe it was the company that day, or the great weather. From in front of the Peel Monument we could clearly see the skyline of Manchester city centre a good few miles south of here. Ramsbotton is a very picturesque place to visit and I look forward to spending more time there in future. Peel Monument is a memorial tower to Sir Robert Peel, a Prime Minister of the UK in the mid 19th century.

Moorings Pub Worsley

Heading west along the Bridgewater canal we came to the Moorings Pub in Worsley. On a day out on my uncle’s canal barge we got many great views as we traveled from Sale to RHS Garden Bridgewater. This was the furtherest down the canal we travelled, our turning point was the Boothstown Basin here in front of the Bridgewater marina off camera to the right. This day we had a picnic lunch with us. Next time hopefully we can go into the Moorings for a pint or a meal.