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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Coach Trip – 19 August 2018

We hope that you will be able to join us on our coach trip on Sunday 19th August 2018 to visit the Dorothy Clive Garden and Wollerton Old Hall Garden in Market Drayton, Shropshire.
The coach will leave the layby outside Sale Grammar School on Marsland Road at 9.00am prompt and will return to Sale about 6.45pm.
The cost for the coach, entry to Wollerton Old Hall Garden, and a walk and talk around Dorothy Clive Garden is £20.
Please note that this does not include entry to Dorothy Clive Garden which will be payable on the day. Members of the RHS get free admission and if you have the 2018 Gardeners Worth 2 for 1 card this can be used. These cards can still be purchased (subject to availability) and details are on the FoWG website. Full entry price to this Garden is £8.50 but this will reduce to £6.50 if 10 or more of our group are not using RHS or other discounts.

Food is available at both venues. Wollerton Hall cream teas at £5.50 must be ordered in advance. Wollerton would also like some idea of the numbers likely to use the tea rooms for refreshments. Please note that picnicking is not allowed.

Please book places as soon as possible and send cheques to Sue Hirst, 25 Oulton Avenue, Sale, M33 2NB. Cheques should be made payable to “The Friends of Walkden Gardens”. Email Sue at susjh@live.com

Please provide:-

You name and number of places required.

Names of others included in your booking.

Your contact details (postal address, email address, phone number etc.)

Do you wish to order Wollerton cream teas and, if so, how many?

Will you qualify for discount for Dorothy Clive via RHS or 2 for 1 card?

Our 2018 AGM – 27 June

Everyone is invited to our 2018 AGM in the Upstairs Room at The Moorside Hotel, 131 Marsland Road, Sale at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27 June.
In addition to hearing reports and electing the Committee, there will be an interesting talk by Steve Wright, a member of the Japanese Garden and Society and a familiar person to most of you. It promises to be a good evening, though, so make a note of it come and have a glass of wine (or soft drink) with us.