University Life 04.12.20

#GreenSalford celebrated in series of films

A series of eight short films celebrating Salford’s abundance of beautiful green spaces has been produced by Marketing Manchester on behalf of Salford City Council and the University of Salford.

Part of a broader storytelling partnership designed to promote Salford as a brilliant place to live, work, invest, visit and study, the films demonstrate Salford’s green credentials through interviews with individuals linked to a variety of green locations across the city.

The films provide a broad overview of the different types of green space in Salford, with interviewees ranging from local families to park rangers to gardeners, community groups, academics and the head of the new RHS Garden Bridgewater in Worsley.

They are being shared on social media using the hashtag #GreenSalford and are available for use by organisations working regionally, nationally and internationally to highlight the quality of life available in Salford.

Films showing RHS Garden Bridgewater, Ordsall Hall and Peel Park have already been shown at the 2020 Greater Manchester Green Summit.

Films in the #GreenSalford series are designed to update perceptions of Salford by emphasising the quality of life available within the borough, with significant investment in recent years.

Available to view at https://www.visitmanchester.com/ideas-and-inspiration/countryside/salfords-green-spaces, the films showcase:

  • Clifton Country Park, a 48-hectare Green Flag nature reserve in the Irwell Valley, which is perfect for family walks
  • RHS Garden Bridgewater, a stunning new 156-acre RHS garden under construction in Worsley
  • Lightoaks Park, where a community group has introduced improvements including a new Tea’osk
  • Peel Park, which was recently redeveloped using Heritage Lottery Funding to restore it to its former glory
  • Ordsall Hall gardens, tranquil grounds of a visitor attraction in the heart of Salford’s modern centre
  • Kersal Wetlands, part of the flood protection works on the banks of the River Irwell
  • Worsley Delph, an industrial heritage site at the source of the Bridgewater Canal in Worsley village
  • Duke’s Drive, a new park sitting at the side of the Bridgewater Canal in Monton