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About Us

The Rivington Terraced Gardens conservation and repair project is only made possible, and will only be a success, through the teamwork and support of many organisations, businesses and individuals.

Rivington Heritage Trust – A registered charity, leaseholder of Rivington Terraced Gardens, and the management board of Trustees with overall responsibility of the restoration and maintenance of the Gardens.
The board is made up of United Utilities employees, local councilors, independent Trustees (with expertise in various subjects) and a Friends Group representative.

Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside – A registered charity and is the organisation that led the Heritage Lottery application, and successfully managed it’s delivery on behalf of the Rivington Heritage Trust.  Post Lottery, they are the service partner who deliver the ongoing restoration and maintenance of the gardens.
Groundwork also manages and coordinates the conservation volunteer activity, the delivery of events and products, the Visitor Centre management, and by applying for funding.

United Utilities – The Landowner and project partner

The Friends of Rivington Terraced Gardens – A group of volunteers working to engage the community and keep them up to date with the garden restoration, to act as the community spokesperson to the RHT, and to help fundraise for the garden restoration and maintenance project.

Our Volunteers – A merry band of path-clearers, toilers, gardeners, researchers, tour-leaders and crafters – A wide group of amazing volunteers who perform invaluable assistance with garden restoration, maintenance activities and event delivery. Conservation volunteer days take place once a week (midweek – days differ), and the first Saturday of every month.

Our Patrons – who will help to raise our profile

Our Sponsors – businesses who help fund the project

Our Partners and Supporters – businesses, individuals, other charities and associations who provide prize donations, and invaluable event support