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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!

“Billionaire Boy” – 18 June 2017

On a very sunny Father’s Day 2017 the Folksy Theatre production “Billionaire Boy” drew a large audience.

Photos by Martin Little.

Billionaire Boy 18 June 2017

Short video of the performance:-

 

Awarded “Make Sale Smile” grant for Labyrinth

We are pleased to announced that, at the Sale Lions Father's Day event in Worthington Park, the Friends of Walkden Gardens were awarded a grant of £1,500 towards the cost of the proposed labyrinth in the Gardens.

Many thanks to all those  who voted for our project.

Sue Hirst, on behalf of the Friends Group, received the cheque from the Mayor and Mayoress of Trafford.

Notice of our 2017 AGM

Please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Walkden Gardens will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 3 July 2017 in the upstairs room at The Moorfield pub, 131 Marsland Road, Sale, M33 3NW.

Apart from the usual election of officers etc. there will also be an interesting talk by local sculptor Nick Roberson about his work.

All welcome! Please join us for a glass of wine or soft drink.

You can download our June 2017 newsletter for a report on work and events in the Gardens.

Download June 2017 Newsletter

Volunteers Wanted!

We are always looking to recruit new volunteers to help maintain and improve the Gardens.
The gardening volunteers meet at 10am on the last Saturday of every month (except December). Tools etc are provided.

If you are not into gardening, our events team are looking for people who can spare some time to help at the various events that are held in the Gardens.
If you are interested, please email info@walkdengardens.co.uk

Vote for our Labyrinth Project

Our latest project is to install a labyrinth just beyond the far end of the wisteria arch. What is a labyrinth? It is a sort of maze but without hedges. In ancient times walking the labyrinth was a kind of pilgrimage; now it is just fun!

Please vote for our project at the Voluntary Sector Grants voting at the Sale Lions Fathers’ Day event in Worthington Park on Sunday 18 June 2017. Voting from 12 noon until 2pm.