Our 2019 AGM

AGM at The Moorfield Hotel Upper Room (131 Marsland Road, Sale, M33 3NW) at 7.30pm on Monday 17 June 2019. In addition to hearing reports and electing the Committee, there will be an interesting talk by Dave Rome on bees and bee keeping. It promises to be a good evening, so make a note of it and come and have a glass of wine (or soft drink) with us.

R.I.P. Ron Holt

Members of the Friends Group are very sorry to hear of the recent death of Ron Holt.
Ron, together with his boss Louis Bell, created Walkden Gardens when they both worked for Sale Borough Council and later Trafford Council. Ron used to get in trouble for spending too much time working in the Gardens when he should have been working in the Council greenhouses.
His funeral will be at 12.45pm on 2 April at Altrincham Crematorium.
The Friends extend their sincere condolences to Ron’s wife Barbara and his family.
R.I.P. Ron

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 2018

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.