The RHS Bridgewater has announced plans to extend their free Tuesday pass scheme for Salfordians for an extra year.
The RHS Bridgewater opened on the 18th May after almost a years delay due to the ongoing pandemic.
The site has already proven to be massively popular amongst the public ,with hundreds of visitors everyday.
Since opening the site has offered free access to people living in Salford every Tuesday, and so far more than 20,000 local residents have taken advantage.
After incredible amounts of help from staff and volunteers as well as support from Salford City Council, RHS Bridgewater has now announced that they are going to be extending free access for locals for an extra year, until May 2023.
Carolyn Collins,60, is a plant records administrator at RHS Bridgewater : “I’m thrilled that RHS Bridgewater has added another year to the Tuesday free pass for Salford residents, its a lovely way to say thankyou for all the support we have received from them.”
Oliver Ward ,19, works in the café at RHS Bridgewater. He too explained how he sees the extension as a way for the RHS to give back to the local community: “We have seen an amazing repsonse since we opened, I think that offering the locals a free day is a great thing to do.”
The news of the extension comes just days after the RHS Bridgewater began its Christmas Glow event, that has now completely sold out.
“We have only been hosting our glow event for a few days and we are already receiving mass amounts of positive feedback.”
“I think its these responses that push us to host more events and to give back to the public.”