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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!

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In Memoriam

The Friends of Walkden Gardens receive many requests for Memorials such as trees and benches following the death of a loved one. Whilst we greatly appreciate the sentiments behind these requests it is with the deepest respect, that we have to say that we can no longer at this time consider trees, benches or other memorials in Walkden Gardens. The small size and the layout of the gardens mean we have reached capacity for such memorials. We do however have a memorial fund, which makes our work in the gardens possible and we do invite you to consider making a donation to this should you wish to mark the loss of a loved one. Any memorial donations will be marked by a Commemorative Certificate . Thank you for your understanding.

COVID-19 & Workdays

Normally anyone is welcome to come along to our monthly work days in the Gardens. However, Government corona virus regulations specify that groups have to be limited to a maximum of 6 persons. Therefore, for the time being, please do not come to a workday unless you have been specifically invited by a personal email.
When normality returns, all volunteers will again be welcomed.
Meanwhile, if you are interested in helping in the Gardens, helping to organise our regular events or would like to join our small committee, please download the membership application form and post the completed form to info@walkdengardens.co.uk

Sculpture Trail

Andy Burgess has now finished carving the sculptures for Walkden Gardens.
Many thanks to Mike Drain for collecting them and kindly donating 8 bags of cement for fixing them in place.
The sculptures will be installed in the Gardens once the lockdown regulations permit.

Cllr. Jane Baugh – R.I.P.

The Friends Group were saddened by the death in February 2020 of Councillor Jane Baugh.
Jane was a very active supporter of the Gardens and served on the Committee of the Friends Group for many years.
She will be very much missed by us all.

A JustGiving page has been set up to raise funds for St. Ann’s Hospice because of the end of life care they provided for Jane.

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Jane, please click on this link to the JustGiving Page

Coronavirus

During the present lockdown the Gardens are still open to the general public. However, please remember to observe the 2 metres social distancing and the other regulations introduced to limit the spread of this virus.
There will be no volunteer workdays in the Gardens until further notice. Please watch our Facebook page for any updates.

Workday 29 Feb 2020

These are some photos taken by Gill Baker on 29th February workday.
There was a lot of clearing to do in the Gardens after the recent storms. It was a dry, sunny morning. A lot of work was done tidying the beds and hedges in the Tranquil garden . Some local Beavers planted primrose plug plants, snowdrops and English bluebells along the Woodland Walkway. The Japanese Garden Society did their monthly maintenance including removing several large branches from some of the acers.
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