Duke of Edinburgh Award

For the past few months, we are very pleased to have had Louis, Oliver and Isaac joining in our work days as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award activities.In July Louis and Isaac did some topiary work (Oliver was on...

COVID-19 & Workdays

Normally anyone is welcome to come along to our monthly work days in the Gardens. However, Government corona virus regulations specify that groups have to be limited to a maximum of 6 persons. Therefore, for the time being, please do not come to a workday unless you...

Sculpture Trail

Andy Burgess has now finished carving the sculptures for Walkden Gardens.Many thanks to Mike Drain for collecting them and kindly donating 8 bags of cement for fixing them in place.The sculptures will be installed in the Gardens once the lockdown regulations...

Cllr. Jane Baugh – R.I.P.

The Friends Group were saddened by the death in February 2020 of Councillor Jane Baugh.Jane was a very active supporter of the Gardens and served on the Committee of the Friends Group for many years.She will be very much missed by us all. A JustGiving page has been...

Coronavirus

During the present lockdown the Gardens are still open to the general public. However, please remember to observe the 2 metres social distancing and the other regulations introduced to limit the spread of this virus.There will be no volunteer workdays in the Gardens...

Sue Hirst Photos

Some photos of the erythroniums, violets, epimediums and Japanese garden taken in the Gardens in early April 2020 by Sue Hirst, Chair of the Friends Group.Click on each image to see enlarged...

Workday 29 Feb 2020

These are some photos taken by Gill Baker on 29th February workday.There was a lot of clearing to do in the Gardens after the recent storms. It was a dry, sunny morning. A lot of work was done tidying the beds and hedges in the Tranquil garden . Some local Beavers...