Chorlton Community Garden is a small green space between Chorlton Library and the Sedge Lynn on Manchester Road.
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 Chorlton Voice, in collaboration with Chorlton Community Land Trust and Chorlton Plnt Swop amongst others.. We are meeting to discuss how we can repair, develop and enhance the space for all Chorlton residents and visitors. You are invited to share your ideas and tell us how you might be able to help in our online survey open to end November. Please feel free to complete it on your own behalf and/or as an organisation you are involved with locally.
Do join our Facebook group.