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!
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.
We regret that because of the continuing CORVID-19 problem the usual “Carols Around the Dovecote” event has had to be cancelled for 2020.
Let’s hope that by December 2021 things will be back to normal!