The gardens feature an ornamental grassed walkway, with individual garden 'rooms' attached. Features include a fuschia garden, a Japanese garden and a dovecote re-sited from Sale Old Hall. The site is modelled on Hidcote gardens in Gloucestershire.
Harry Walkden gifted the land, which had previously been in use as a plant nursery, to Sale Borough Council in 1949. The gardens were laid out by Louis Bell, Parks Superintendent, over a number of years.
Visitor FacilitiesThis is a municipal site, open daily for general public use.
- Description: The theatre lawn, which consists of an auditorium and raised mound surrounded by a hedge.
- Description: The Fuschia Garden.
- Description: This is now known as the Beech Circle.
- Description: The Conifer Garden.
- Description: The dovecote has been moved to this site from the grounds of Sale Old Hall. The reconstructed building opened in 2004.
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- Description: Wisteria arch.
- Tree Feature
- Description: A small arboretum has replaced the rose garden.
- Description: Cherry walk.
- Description: Japanese Garden, divided into three distinctive areas.
- Description: There is a section of drystone walling created by Andrew Loudon. This incorporates two benches.
- Description: There are gravel walks edged by old stones.
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsThis is a municipal site, open daily for general public use.
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Trafford CouncilTalbot Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0TH