Community Garden Launch

Community garden celebration with free family fun and craft activities

Celebrate the launch of the new Whitworth Park Community Garden with a day of free traditional, family fun and craft activities.

Saturday 7th September 2019 12-4pm.

Community Garden flyer

Community Garden flyer

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There was no fanfare but the shed has arrived!

Many thanks to Patrick Osborn (Sustainability Technician at the Whitworth) for all his hard work in getting the this first stage of the community garden project rolling.

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Big Dig

See here for sunflower advice on growing your free sunflower!:


Photos from the Big Dig

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Community Garden


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Centre Circle Clean-up

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A Celebration of Whitworth Park

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Pakistan Parade Manchester 2015

The Pakistan Parade Manchester 2015 which ended by Whitworth Park took place on the 19th September 2015.  Here are some photos and a video of the event.

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A celebration of the Whitworth’s park and landscape

Whitworth Park e-invite

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Save our Parks

Parks and open spaces throughout the country are under serious threat. So please consider adding your voice to a national petition to “Save our Parks”. The National Federation of Parks and Open Paces are collecting signatures for a petition calling on the Government to protect and invest in the country’s public green spaces.

The petition calls upon the next Government, in 2015, to:

-hold a public inquiry into the funding and management of the UK’s green spaces

-bring in a statutory duty to monitor and manage these spaces to Green Flag Award standard

-ensure adequate public resources for all green spaces

At a local level, major cuts to Growth and Neighbourhoods budget are being considered which will have a big impact on the maintenance of parks and open spaces. The council are consulting on the latest budget options- have your say through the council website.

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Natural Play

In our document “Towards a Development Plan” (2008) we noted that the lack of an area where children could play.  A playground had been built next to Denmark Road in the 1950’s but removed following persistent vandalism.  We observed that a new play-space designed to incorporate the features of the Park rather than be separated behind a fence would be our preference, but that children should be involved in the design through consultation and workshops.  In the difficult financial climate we thought this to be a long term project, but the city benefited from the Government’s Playbuilder Project and in 2010 we were asked to help in its design.  The Council’s Children Department organised a series of events at which schoolchildren were able to state their preferences from illustrations and examples of available installations and their choices informed the selection for the Park.  Our preference for a site within the trees near to the mounded part of the Park was accepted and in the middle of the difficult winter of 2010 with snow all around, the equipment was set out and the idea was brought to fruition. It has been a great success and is one of the attractions of the Park.


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