Walkden Gardens are a public green space owned by Trafford Council. The Friends of Walkden Gardens work with the Council, and their contractor Amey, to maintain and improve the Gardens.
The Gardens are open every day and entrance is FREE OF CHARGE except on a few occasions when there are musical or theatrical performances taking place.
We regret that, except when there are theatrical events, there are no toilet facilities on site.
Please note that, as the Gardens are a public open space, they cannot normally be hired for private events.
The gates are normally opened at about 9.00am (sometimes earlier) and are officially closed at 4.30pm in Winter and 7.00pm in Summer. Please don’t risk getting locked in! Also, please check the onsite noticeboard as they may sometimes close earlier!
Download our Newsletter for June 2017
Here are links to Clive Robinson’s photos of the Gardens in July and August , September , October and November 2017.
Volunteer workdays are held on the last Saturday of each month (except December).
The next workday is on Saturday 25 November 2017 starting at 10am and finishing no later than 1pm, with a break at half-time for tea/coffee and a bite to eat!
Go to the Projects page for some information about the work done by the volunteers.
Walkden Gardens has been nominated for a possible award in the Fields in Trust “UK’s Best Park” competition. The Gardens are up against some stiff competition.
Please visit the “Fields in Trust” website and cast your vote for Walkden Gardens. Voting ends 5pm on Friday 3 November 2017. The winner will be announced on 28 November.
On 14 October 2017 delegates to the World Urban Parks Europe Congress visited Walkden Gardens as part of their pre-congress meeting tour.