Curator Appointed for Royal Horticultural Society’s New Garden, RHS Garden Bridgewater

Wednesday 16 November 2016

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is delighted to announce Marcus Chilton-Jones as Curator of its new fifth garden, RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford, Greater Manchester. Marcus joins RHS Garden Bridgewater from the Dorothy Clive Garden in North Staffordshire, where he worked as Curator for eight years.

Marcus says: “I am looking forward immensely to joining the RHS and helping to lead on the exciting plans the Society has for developing RHS Garden Bridgewater into a world-class horticultural visitor destination for the northwest of England. It is a dream project for me.”

Marcus brings a wealth of experience to the role. Having graduated with a degree in History from Manchester University, he decided to pursue a career in horticulture which has taken him from the National Trust garden at Nymans in West Sussex to Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire, via the Berryfields Garden on BBC Gardeners’ World and most recently the Dorothy Clive Garden.

Starting at RHS Garden Bridgewater in the New Year, Marcus will be responsible for all aspects of horticulture as this beautiful garden is developed and opens in phases from 2019. Marcus will build and work with a team of talented horticulturists to secure the rebirth of this lost historic site and create a welcoming and inspiring garden of national and international significance.

The 11-acre walled Garden at RHS Garden Bridgewater is the first section of the huge garden planned to open in 2019 as part of the Society’s wider 10-year £160 million investment programme to achieve its Vision to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

For more information please contact Caroline Craig in the RHS Press Office on 020 7821 3177 or carolinecraig@rhs.org.uk

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About the RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener, healthier, happier and more beautiful place. We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.

The RHS is committed to bring the joy of gardening to millions more people, inspire the next generation of gardeners and invest in the future to safeguard a £10.4 billion industry employing more than 300,000 people. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening.

Support the RHS and help us secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 020 3176 5820, or visit www.rhs.org.uk/join  

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