The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced that a landscape design by Harris Bugg Studio has been chosen for a new Kitchen Garden at RHS Garden Bridgewater.
Submitted as part of a nationwide competition the design, created by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medallists Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg, takes its cues from the heritage of the Worsley New Hall estate and its surroundings, while also looking at the future of fruit and vegetable growing in the region.
The design concept and navigation of the garden is inspired by the network of Greater Manchester waterways that powered the city’s industrial revolution, and the layout of the planting beds is influenced by the historic field network of the surrounding countryside during the nineteenth century.
The horticulture will combine planting with practical ideas to inspire visitors to grow their own produce at home.
Marcus Chilton-Jones, RHS Garden Bridgewater, curator said: “Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg are pioneering design talents of their generation, and I could not be more delighted that their innovative plan for the Kitchen Garden will be made real.
“Their ideas have truly captured the spirit of RHS Garden Bridgewater in reflecting the wonderful history and unique identity of this area whilst creating an important, forward-looking source of knowledge and inspiration for gardeners across the north west.”