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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.

Please Donate

This year the Friends Group have been unable to hold most of  their fund raising events.
If you have enjoyed the Gardens and would be prepared to make a small donation via our GoFundMe page, it would be very much appreciated. To donate, just click on our logo opposite.

Annual Subscription

If you would like to make a regular annual payment of £5 to help the work of the Friends of Walkden Gardens, please click one of the buttons opposite. You can pay by Paypal or by credit card.

Carols Event Cancelled

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!

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