NEW: Manchester Green Spaces Trail

15th Apr 2024

Go Green! New trail launches to celebrate the city’s best outdoor gardens and green spaces.

Following The RHS Urban Show and to celebrate The Manchester Flower Festival (24th-27th May), city-goers are encouraged to discover relaxing green spaces this spring and summer.

Manchester Accommodation BID has launched a new Green Spaces Trail. This is the next published city trail for tourists, following the Accommodation BID’s Manchester LGBTQ+ Trail and Manchester Music Trail.

The Manchester Green Spaces Trail is written by Manchester’s top tour guide, Jonathan Schofield.

The trail aims to encourage tourists, shoppers, and workers to explore the green spaces dotted amongst our urban landscape.

There are 16 garden and water spaces within central Manchester and Salford to explore:

  1. Cotton Field Park
  2. Mayfield Park
  3. Sackville Gardens & Kampus
  4. Bridgewater Hall canalside
  5. Castlefield & Castlefield Viaduct
  6. St John’s Gardens
  7. Parsonage Gardens
  8. Cathedral Gardens & Glade of Light
  9. St Michael’s Flags & Angel Meadow Park
  10. Greengate Gardens
  11. Peel Park & the Meadow
  12. Middlewood Locks & Aviva Studios
  13. Ordsall Hall & Gardens
  14. Hulme Park & Deansgate Square
  15. All Saints Park
  16. Brunswick Park & University Green

Accompanying each entry is a description with historic and current facts about their site, significance – and beauty.

The Manchester Green Spaces Trail is free to download as a map

Print copies will be available to pick-up at The Manchester Flower Festival (Information Point, St Ann’s Square 24th-27th May).

Copies are also available at the Tourist Information Centre, Central Library. 


The Manchester Green Spaces Trail is written by Jonathan Schofield. Jonathan is a tour guide, writer, public speaker, and broadcaster. He is a registered Blue Badge Guide, Editor of Manchester Books Ltdand Editor-at-Large of Manchester Confidential.

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The Manchester Green Spaces Trail, Manchester Music Trail and Manchester LGBTQ+ Trail are designed by Instruct Studio.

Commissioned by

Manchester Accommodation BID.

The Manchester Flower Festival (24th-27th May 2024)

Join us at this year’s event, which again transform Manchester city centre with floral displays, outdoor eating, drinking and live music.

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