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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

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 £195 before JustGiving fees.

Visit of World Urban Parks Delegates

On 14 October 2017 delegates to the World Urban Parks Europe Congress visited Walkden Gardens as part of their pre-congress meeting tour.

Pre-Tour Visit

Sage Volunteers

On 21 August 2017 five volunteers from Sage (an accounting software company based on Salford Quays) gave up their time to work in the Gardens with Sue Hirst from the Friends Group.

Many thanks to the Sage volunteers and Sue for all their hard work!

Sage Volunteers