Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens

Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens

Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4.5
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sunseeker392018
Manchester, UK23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
After reading reviews about this park we (myself husband and two children) decided to visit it, firstly there is no where near enough parking and spent 20 minutes finding somewhere to park also people think it's OK to stand in spaces and save them for their friends.
The park itself is quite small and has no picnic tables or play area, there are some tennis courts and fields which you could play sports on and a path that runs alongside the river as for the amazing rockery that people have been taking about its very small and has some nice flowers and features this is the best part of park, the rest of the park is over grown with weeds, as for wildlife we didn't see so much as a squirrel, we have more wildlife in our own garden.
As for social distance most people didn't have a clue how to do it, I also had to remind myself that I was still in Manchester as most of the people are southerners there's a lot of people on bikes that think you should just move out of their way or be run over even when they are cycling down a path which clearly states no cycling allowed.
Overall this is not a gem, and the people that say it is need to travel out more there are so many more parks in Manchester.
Written August 9, 2020
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Deb L
Manchester, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Beautiful park and great cafe. There’s a lovely Hearts Trail running for free for the kids over the summer holiday too (donations welcome for a local school) which they really enjoyed. The rock gardens are really pretty and there’s lots of space and woodland areas with den building potential for the kids. We had a fab day!
Written August 5, 2020
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Mia Grace
Manchester, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
What a lovely place to visit, especially when the sun’s shining! The garden is stunning with lots of little paths leading to different parts. There’s a coffee van near the entrance which keeps you fuelled on your visit.
Wonderful, definitely recommend.
Written June 10, 2021
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Catherine
Manchester, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Solo
I’ve never been here before but went today as part of my daily exercise and what a stunning place. There’s so much to see from the woodland walk, the River Mersey to the amazing rock garden which has to be seen. I will definitely be visiting again when the lockdown is over with friends.
Written May 20, 2020
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LoveGreece83
Manchester, UK292 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Lovely botanical gardens situated within a large park with various paths and walking routes. The park is very clean. There wasn’t any maps of the park so had to use map on phone to navigate around to different spots. We found some cows relaxing in a large field and there were lots of birds. Overall, an enjoyable afternoon walk.
Written May 6, 2023
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MooMoo35
Manchester, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful gardens, great place to go for walks or have a summer picnic.
Written October 4, 2010
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elsapen
Alameda, CA29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
We took the tram from Central Manchester to East Didsbury, and then after asking directions at the Bell House we walked to the Gardens. It was a short, easy walk with interesting houses to see along the way. We crossed the tables filled with folks enjoying a lazy lunch and entered the gardens, then spending about an hour (could have stayed longer) enjoying the colorful flowers and the lush greenery. Lots of benches, pretty paths which twisted about, a beautiful rockery spilling out down the hill.
Imagine what a wonderful gift the parson gave the village, to leave them these gardens in his will so long ago!
Written July 24, 2014
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Sue00do
North West England, UK615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We visited Fletcher Moss on the spur of the moment, having found it on the internet. What a beautiful place, we had no idea of its existence up until this point. We tried a find a parking space and ended up in the Didsbury car park. A short walk to the gates, past the Church and The Parsonage, which is also worth a visit. The gardens were so much bigger than we expected, the highlight for us was the stunning rockery. The rhododendrons and azaleas created a fabulous display amongst the ferns and mature trees. The shun shone, the birds sung and squirrels crashed playfully through the tree canopies above us, what a delight. The visitors centre and cafe were unfortunately closed (Tuesday), we would have liked to obtain a map of the maze of walks but carried on regardless. Following the paths we eventually found the River Mersey and walked at the side of it for a while but eventually turned off down another path to find our way back to the car. Next time we visit, we will take a picnic and print off a map of the walks so we don't get lost. A lovely experience, the many volunteers who help with the upkeep of this amazing place should very proud!
Written May 31, 2016
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LindyLooe
Knutsford, UK98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
We visited here for a casual wander around on recommendation and it's well worth a visit.
Even some tree cutting while we were there didn't spoil it's basic peace and calm.
If you can't find a parking spot down one of the lanes then there is a big car park costing only £2 next to the Didsbury pub.
There is a cafe but we didn't go in, looked nice though.
We looked in vain for a parakeet but in our efforts of looking up saw more birds and appreciated the vast old trees. The paths lead you down through heather and rock gardens to a small pond and then a formal rose garden with a sensory raised bed of herbs and then you wander further into woods or on following a path by the river Mersey.
It's a lovely green lung so close to Manchester and lovely to see the Parsonage where the benefactor of the gardens lived. He donated all the grounds to the local people when he died, such philanthropy should be appreciated.
I can highly recommend a walk around here to take your mind off the hurly burly of the big city!
Written September 11, 2014
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Matthew K
Wakefield, UK414 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
Having been recommended by a friend, I visited here on Bank Holiday Sunday afternoon which turned out to be so much sunnier and warmer than forecast and showed the Parsonage Gardens section to its best advantage. Just happened to have timed my arrival for the performance of a medieval play with strolling players and guitarist, free too. The main Fletcher Moss park area is significantly less formal in layout and concept and if you go expecting such then it's not a disappointment. It's worth remembering these gardens are in Council care and as such they're wearing well in a age of austerity and cutbacks. Why give yourself the hassle of taking a car and trying to find parking when the recent Metrolink (tram) extension is so much easier. Personally I'd advise alighting at Didsbury Village station rather than East Didsbury as the shops and eateries on the main street are worth a visit too. Just a pity there appear to be NO direction signs for either motorists or pedestrians which is a serious failing. But the locals are friendly and happy to give directions. While in the area be sure to cross the road and return to town via Didsbury Park.
Written August 25, 2014
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