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 Alice in Wonderland

Friday 19 August 2022 at 2pm


Alice, a young, curious girl, follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and ends up in Wonderland! There, she begins on an adventure she will never forget. Come along and meet some of the strangest and most peculiar characters, including the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the Wacky Mad Hatter and the foul-tempered Queen of Hearts! Filled with live music and puppetry, it’s the perfect show for the whole family!

Bring your picnics and folding chairs!


Children (3-16 years) £12; Adults £15; Family (2C+2A) £48.

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Work Starts on the Dovecote

Contractors for One Trafford have started work to repair and replace a lot of the stonework from around the upper part of the Dovecote. Over the years, this had been damaged by frost and weather.

RHS in Bloom Awards

This year the Friends of Walkden Gardens group was entered for an RHS In Bloom Its Your Neighbourhood award for the first time. The award is judged on horticulture, community and environment. In August some of the committee gave two RHS judges a tour of the gardens telling them all about the Friends.
We are very pleased to say the Friends have been awarded Level 5 Outstanding which is the highest level from the RHS and NW in Bloom. Also Walkden Gardens has received a Highly Commended Award from Britain in Bloom Northwest.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered and supported the Friends to make Walkden Gardens what it is today.

Gillian Baker’a photos of the unveiling of the Jane Baugh Sculpture Trail in Walkden Gardens on Saturday 14 August 2021.