Chorlton Community Garden
Chorlton Community Garden is a small green space between Chorlton Library and the Sedge Lynn on Manchester Road. A Friends of Chorlton Community Garden group is working to re-open it to the public during 2022.
Before … The space used to be a public toilet. When Manchester Council closed it around 2013, they worked with Chorlton Traders to turn it into a garden for the community.
And so… the garden was transformed into a beautiful, colourful oasis for wildlife and Chorlton residents. It became a lovely place to sit and contemplate the world, meet friends, read a book and hold events like plant swaps or open air art displays. Volunteers, supported by Chorton Traders, tended to the garden.
Then… but over the years wear and tear increased and the garden fell into a state of disrepair during Covid making access a health and safety issue. Manchester Council considered closing it permanently but was agreable, in October 2021, to the community taking over its care.
Now … We have created a Friends of Chorlton Community Garden group, under the wing of our local civic society, Chorlton Voice. We are meeting to discuss how we can repair, develop and enhance the space for all Chorlton residents and visitors.
Next … In November/December 2021, we carried out a series of surveys, online and in public, to find out what functions and facilities local people would like from a refurbishment of this space. Read a summary of the Chorlton Community Garden survey summary.
If you have a specific interest in helping to create a mini edible showcase garden, please contact Danielle.