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.

Green Flag Inspection

On 12 June 2018 Walkden Gardens had a visit from Green Flag Inspector Paul Rabbitts.  He is pictured here on the left with Chris Baker and Dave Rome (both from One Trafford), Garth Jones (Chair of the Friends of Walkden Gardens), and Rob Frier and Sue Hirst from the Friends Group.

Yoga in the Gardens

About 60 people participated in the first of Gaynor Mullin’s yoga sessions in the Gardens on 12 June 2018.
Weather permitting, sessions will run every Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm.
Please bring water, somthing ward to wear for relaxation at the end, and a mat if you have one, or feel free to plant your bare feet in the grass!
For further information see www.purplehazeyoga.co.uk 

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.