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Its Green up North

Manchester is reinventing itself by introducing sustainable new attractions and reimagined industrial areas into its urban cityscape.

Despite its image of dirty cobbled back streets and dark satanic mills, Manchester has worked hard to create these green spaces and parks.


The RHS new 154 acre garden set in historic grounds at Worsley New Hall in Salford features one of the UK’ biggest walled gardens and the new Blue Peter Garden which was showcased at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show and then transported up North.

The National Trust has also revealed plans to transform the disused Castle viaduct into a stunning new green space for city dwellers. Taking on a similar approach to New York’s famous High Line, the new elevated garden will provide a slice of nature with stunning plants and flowers taking over the space and giving it a whole new lease of life.

From achieving world fame as the heart of the Industrial Revolution to inspiring generations with music from bands like Oasis, The Smiths, Joy Division and Stone Roses, Manchester has always led the way. And these days the city continues to surprise.

Above; Imperial War Museum North

Manchester’s close neighbour Salford has changed dramatically over recent years with the creation of Media CityUK, home to the BBC and ITV. The energetic Salford Quay area also has the Lowry Arts Centre and the striking Imperial War Museum North.