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The community garden in its first development around 2014

Chorlton Community Garden

The Friends of Chorlton Community Garden team are working to restore and re-open this special green oasis on busy Manchester Road, next to Chorlton Library.

This continues to be a long drawn-out process. Following community consultations and input from landscape architects in 2022, we were required to seek planning permission for the works due the garden being in the curtilage of the library which is a Grade II listed building. We obtained this in July 2023 but were able to commence the refurbishment due to upcoming work on the library building. This finally started in spring 2024 and the end date is not known.


Despite this we have run a number of events and care for the garden as best we could including running Space to Grow, a project to support new vegetable growers.
Read our illustrated report to the lottery for Together for Our Planet funding.

If you would like to get involved, please email
Read and sign up for the Chorlton Community Garden newsletter.

Edible forest gardening

Find out more about our thriving mini forest garden, a system for growing annual fruit and veg in layers with its own varied ecosystem.

Chorlton Community Garden is  on Manchester Road in Chorlton, between the Sedge Lynn Pub and Chorlton Library. It used to be a public toilet! The garden was open to the public from around 2014 but then fell into a state of disrepair during closure times of Covid when it couldn't be looked after. A group of volunteers including individuals and people from organisations like Chorlton Voice, Chorlton Arts Festival Chorlton Plant Swap & Gardening Advice, Chorlton Community Land Trust and others are working to get the space cleared and re-designed. We welcome anyone who can bring time, skills or expertise to the group.

Email Carolyn at to find out how to get involved so the garden can hopefully be reopened to the community. 

Get involved in different aspects of caring for the community garden

Visit the garden

Manchester Road next to Chorlton Library M21 9PN. Closed for health & safety reasons, refurb underway.

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