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The Making of RHS Bridgewater

The Making of RHS Bridgewater

Leicestershire & Rutland Gardens Trust
2022 Annual Lecture

“The Making of RHS Bridgewater”

7:30 pm Thursday 8th September

Join us for an evening as we host our annual lecture at Leicester University with guest speaker Marcus Chilton-Jones, Curator of RHS Garden Bridgewater. Marcus will deliver a lecture on the restoration of Bridgewater, one of the largest gardening projects undertaken in Europe in recent years.

Landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith has created the overall plan, in which the walled kitchen garden will be restored, historic features such as the tree-lined Garden Approach recreated, and the lost terraces reworked.

Marcus Chilton-Jones has been appointed the first curator of the garden in January 2017.This is a unique opportunity to hear Marcus describe this restoration.
“The thing that’s most exciting about Bridgewater is the scale – it’s a once in a generation opportunity to create a garden on a site that’s so unusual and in such close proximity to a big urban centre”

All profits from this event will go to the Trust’s “Schools into Gardening” scheme. The scheme has been running for over thirteen years and has enabled the trust to provide financial support to gardening projects in several local schools.
Venue: Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1, Leicester University,
University Road (Location map will be sent with tickets)
Cost: £17 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink.)

For more information go to or to book, ring the Events Secretary on 0116-270-5711