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Walkden Gardens

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

Our 2018 AGM – 27 June

Everyone is invited to our 2018 AGM in the Upstairs Room at The Moorside Hotel, 131 Marsland Road, Sale at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27 June.
In addition to hearing reports and electing the Committee, there will be an interesting talk by Steve Wright, a member of the Japanese Garden and Society and a familiar person to most of you. It promises to be a good evening, though, so make a note of it come and have a glass of wine (or soft drink) with us.

Crowd Fundraising Update

The Friends of Walkden Gardens are installing a labyrinth at the far end of the wisteria arch in the Gardens.
What is a labyrinth? It is a sort of maze but without hedges. In ancient times, walking the labyrinth was a kind of pilgrimage.
Thanks to several generous donations we are well on the way to raising the necessary funding and the Friends Group will also be using their own funds.
Many thanks to all those who donated via our JustGiving page. You raised a total of £205 before deduction of JustGiving fees.