Conservation, protection and improvement

The Foundation is focussed on the advancement of environmental protection or improvement by conservation of the physical and natural environment.

We're committed to supporting environmental and natural green projects and increasing biodiversity in the region so the natural environment can be enjoyed by many generations to come.

Although the Foundation has only just been established, we are working in alignment with our business partners, and the projects we are showcasing here are those that have been supported.

Project spotlight

RHS Garden Bridgewater

The Peel Group are incredibly proud to be Founding Partner and custodians of the former Worsley New Hall estate where the RHS Garden Bridgewater has been created.

Creating the first RHS Garden in the northwest could not be more important in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone has witnessed the vital place that gardens and the outdoors have for people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. Beautiful spaces, especially within urban areas, where people of all ages and from all backgrounds can grow, learn, and be inspired are need now more than ever.

RHS Garden Bridgewater, the fifth RHS Garden and largest horticultural garden in the UK, officially opened its gates on 18th May 2021 to enormous support and interest from the general public, both local and nationally. Since open day, RHS has welcomed thousands of visitors and RHS Garden Bridgewater is the second largest RHS garden in terms of both footfall and income.

Over the next five years, the Peel Group will be supporting the RHS Garden Bridgewater educational, social and wellbeing provision. The Peel Learning Garden is an interactive outdoor space that encourages students to discover how plants grow and the amazing adaptations that help them survive.

With a range of interesting species to explore including sensory herbs and edible plants, the garden is the perfect place to apply horticulture skill and knowledge in a fun, practical way.

RHS Garden Bridgewater

Project spotlight

Plastics Free Mersey Initiative

Peel NRE are currently supporting the Plastic Free Mersey project which is a flagship collaborative approach created to tackle plastic pollution in the Mersey River catchment in north-western England.

It brings together businesses in the plastics supply chain with others who are interested in protecting rivers, ranging from communities and NGOs to academics. Citizen science volunteers have been trained to carry out surveys of plastic and other litter in the Mersey Catchment.

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