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
Volunteer workdays are held on the last Saturday of each month (except December).
The next workday is on Saturday 27 January 2018 starting at 10am and finishing no later than 1pm, with a break at half-time for tea/coffee and a bite to eat!
Go to the Projects page for some information about the work done by the volunteers.
Here are links to Clive Robinson’s photos of the Gardens in July and August , September , October and November 2017.
On 14 October 2017 delegates to the World Urban Parks Europe Congress visited Walkden Gardens as part of their pre-congress meeting tour.
Local historian George Cogswell is giving a talk on the history of Walkden Gardens.
7.00pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017 at The Moorfield pub, 131 Marsland Road, Sale, M33 3NW.
Entrance FREE and all welcome!
The minutes of the Friends of Walkden Gardens AGM, which was held on 3 July 2017, can be downloaded from here.
On 21 August 2017 five volunteers from Sage (an accounting software company based on Salford Quays) gave up their time to work in the Gardens with Sue Hirst from the Friends Group.
Many thanks to the Sage volunteers and Sue for all their hard work!