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  • Upcoming Events

    June 2nd – Plant sale at the Parsonage Gardens. In aid of our funds. Further details to follow. June 29th – Balsam Bash in the Park. Balsam is an invasive plant which needs removing so it doesnt take over our native plants.Further details to follow.

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  • “The Most Peaceful Spot in Greater Manchester”

    “The Most Peaceful Spot in Greater Manchester”

    It was reported in the Manchester Evening News at the end of February that a report from Earth.fm, a website which enables listeners to access the sounds of nature, has revealed that Fletcher Moss Park is the most peaceful park in Greater Manchester. Manchester is the 6th noisiest city in…

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  • Farewell to Dr Seuss

    Farewell to Dr Seuss

    Fletcher Moss lost its signature giant redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum pendulum) in January 2024. It had been dead for at least two years, but was finally felled in the clear-up after this winter’s storm damage. Its eccentric shape towering over the Rockery made it a favourite with many regular visitors to…

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  • The Green Man

    The Green Man

    A major recent addition to the Parsonage Gardens is the Green Man carved into the tree stump of the weeping ash. The ash tree was planted almost 200 years ago, but succumbed to ash die back and was finally felled last year. The Green Man is an ancient symbol of…

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  • “The Most Peaceful Spot in Greater Manchester”

    “The Most Peaceful Spot in Greater Manchester”

    It was reported in the Manchester Evening News at the end of February that a report from Earth.fm, a website which enables listeners to access the sounds of nature, has revealed that Fletcher Moss Park is the most peaceful park in Greater Manchester. Manchester is the 6th noisiest city in…

    Read more »

  • Farewell to Dr Seuss

    Farewell to Dr Seuss

    Fletcher Moss lost its signature giant redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum pendulum) in January 2024. It had been dead for at least two years, but was finally felled in the clear-up after this winter’s storm damage. Its eccentric shape towering over the Rockery made it a favourite with many regular visitors to…

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  • Christmas at the Parsonage Garden

    Christmas at the Parsonage Garden

    The Parsonage volunteers gathered round the new Green Man sculpture to mark the end of another successful and enjoyable year of gardening in this very special place. Wishing all our friends and visitors happy holidays and a peaceful New Year!

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  • Flood Basin

    Flood Basin

    Level of the river. 21st October 2023.

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  • Gold For Gardens

    Gold For Gardens

    We are delighted to announce Fletcher Moss Park was judged Outstanding in the 2023 RHS  “It’s Your Neighbourhood” Awards. Plus a further certificate to recognise five consecutive years of Gold. The Parsonage Garden also earned Outstanding (Gold) and Gold in the national Small Parks category for the second year running.…

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  • Alpine Tea Room Celebration

    Alpine Tea Room Celebration

    The Alpine Tea room was originally opened 40 years ago this month by the grandmother of one of the current owners. Passed to her daughter, then grandson, and now grandaughter, the cafe has gone from strength to strength. It moved from a small room inside the Croft, serving just tea…

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  • Millgate Lane Wall

    Millgate Lane Wall

    The wall alongside Fletcher Moss Park and Millgate Lane has now been rebuilt and is awaiting some replanting, as advised by the Volunteers. We are grateful to the Contractors for retaining the magnolia trees and as much planting as was possible. They are also meeting their deadline for completion!

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  • Corporate Volunteers in Fletcher Moss Park

    Corporate Volunteers in Fletcher Moss Park

    Corporate groups have been very keen to help in the park this spring. Whilst our regular team of hard working and dedicated volunteers continue to care for trees, shrubs and planted beds, the corporate volunteers, led by Moira Sykes, Volunteer, or our MCC Park Ranger, have been doing other jobs…

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