Manchester City Council

Sports, leisure & the Arts Wythenshawe Park

Friends groups

Wythenshawe Park has three dedicated voluntary user groups:

  • Horticultural Friends Society
  • Friends of Wythenshawe Park
  • Friends of Wythenshawe Hall

These groups are comprised of local people who take an active interest in the park and hall by making suggestions, volunteering, raising money for projects over and above the remit of existing budgets, and generally providing an important link with the local community.

Horticultural Friends Society

The Horticultural Friends Society is a club for people with an interest in gardening. They arrange visits and trips, talks, a plant exchange scheme, and their active committee supports the Horticultural Centre in the park.

Membership fees:

  • £15 April to March
  • £7.50 October to March
  • £7 for a second family member.

Member benefits include free admissions to talks (usually £2) and a seasonal newsletter.

Further information is available from Gloria Davies, Membership Secretary on 0161 962 8577. See the activities and events page for forthcoming talks.

Friends of Wythenshawe Park

These are our eyes and ears around the park, founded in 1994. 

We are a group of local people; regular users of the park, who care about our green spaces and want to see them remain and be looked after. Just as Lord Simon intended when he left the Hall and 250 acres of land to the city and people of Manchester, for everyone’s use in 1926.  

We’ve helped to:

  • raise  funds;
  • new play area for children;
  • develop plans for the walled garden; and
  • support the Horticultural centre 

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month  – all welcome.

If you can’t make it to our regular meetings but would like to be involved, email us at or call us on 07831 179989.

Friends of Wythenshawe Hall

Wythenshawe Hall was recently re-opened for the Wythenshawe Games, hosting a range of activities such as Tudor Dancing, a Victorian Classroom and textile workshops.

There was a lot of interest in starting a Friends of Wythenshawe Hall group, so we have set a date for anyone interested in coming along to find out more. Please see our events page for further information. 

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