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

Bottle Tombola Appeal

The Friends Group will be holding their annual "Carols Around the Dovecote" event in Walkden Gardens on Saturday 2 December 2017.

As usual, to raise funds for the Gardens, we will be running a Bottle Tombola stall. If you can donate a bottle of anything, please bring it to the work day on morning of Saturday 25 November or drop it off at 139 Norris Road, Sale Moor M33 3GS. All donations welcomed!

Crowd Fundraising

The Friends of Walkden Gardens have plans to install 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. However, some help is still needed and any contributions to this project would be most welcome.

You can donate via our JustGiving Page.

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