Walkden Gardens known locally as ‘The Maze’ or ‘The Secret Garden’ has for too long been a closely guarded secret, many people who have lived in and around Sale all their lives may not until recently have been aware of these remarkable gardens. One of the aims of The Friends of Walkden Gardens has been to make these gardens better known to more people.
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Walkden Gardens are a public green space owned by Trafford Council. The Friends of Walkden Gardens work with the Council 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.
Please note that, as the Gardens are a public open space, they cannot be hired for private events.
The gates are normally opened at about 9.00am (sometimes earlier) and are currently closed at 7.00pm but check the onsite noticeboard!
Green Flag awarded for 2012/13
For 2012/2013 the Gardens have again been awarded a Green Flag. You can download the Green Flag Judges' Report in Word format.
Members of the Friends Group celebrate the award of the Green Flag 2012/13.
Northern Rail "Hidden Gem"
Walkden Gardens were awarded this plaque in June 2012 for being "Highly Commended" in the network-wide final of the Northern Rail Hidden Gems Awards.
Cheshire's Gardens of Distinction Award
Walkden Gardens is indeed a Garden of Distinction having earned the prestigious Cheshire Gardens' of Distinction award. Cheshire's gardens, different in every day. Read Here for More
The Gardens in May 2013 photographs by Clive Robinson
The Gardens on a sunny April day photographs by Clive Robinson
The Gardens in a cold March 2013 photographs by Clive Robinson
The Gardens in February 2013 photographs by Clive Robinson
The Gardens in the January snow photographs by Louise Wadsworth
The Gardens in the January snow photographs by Clive Robinson
Carols Around the Dovecote 2012 - Photos by Alan Homersham
The Start of Autumn - Photos by Clive Robinson
September 2012 Plant of the Month Click here to download your copy
The Gardens on 31 August 2012 photographs by Clive Robinson
August 2012 Plant of the Month Click here to download your copy
The Gardens on 25 June 2012 photographs by Clive Robinson
June 2012 Newsletter Click here to download your copy
The Gardens in May. View recent photographs by Clive Robinson
May 2012 Plant of the Month Click here to download your copy
Work starts on grassed walk way. April 2012 Photographs
"Carols around the Dovecote" Dec 2011 Photographs
March 2012 Plant of the Month Click here to download your copy
November 2011 Newsletter Click here to download your copy
The Gardens in Spring. View recent photographs by Clive Robinson.
The Gardens in July. View recent photographs by Clive Robinson
The Gardens in September. View recent photographs by Clive Robinson
The Gardens in October. View recent photographs by Clive Robinson
Work in the Fuchsia Garden. View recent photographs by Les Gaulton
Bulb planting etc. Sept 2011 Photographs by Les Gaulton
Volunteer Gardening Days
Volunteer gardening workdays are held on the last Saturday of each month (except December) from 10am to 1pm. We try to have fun as well as work hard and we stop for a drink and snack 1/2 way through the morning. We all just help on the dates and times we can. We meet in the Scout Hut car park which can be accessed off Marsland Road or from the Gardens just beyond the Japanese Garden.
The next volunteer gardening day is on Saturday 25th May 2013 starting at 10.00am.
Celebrating the 2011/12 Green Flag award.
Volunteers herocally working in the Gardens in the August rain in 2011.