Sports, leisure and the Arts Wythenshawe Park

Friends groups

Wythenshawe Park has three dedicated voluntary user groups:

These are groups 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.

Further information is available online at or 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. 

The Friends of Wythenshawe Park 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.  

The group has helped to:

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

The group meet on the third Tuesday of every month  – all are 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 damaged significantly by an arson attack in March 2016, and as a result is closed to the public while a major repair, renovation and restoration project is undertaken.

This is likely to take up to 3 years, and the Hall is expected to reopen at the end of 2019.

The Friends of Wythenshawe Hall group are working to support the project.

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