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Gardens

Gardens

With two gardens to choose from, and a varied style in each; take your pick from the Maxell or Chelsea gardens.


National lockdown: stay at home

Due to the latest Government restrictions all of our leisure facilities are now closed until further notice. This includes all Leisure Centres, Horsehay Village Golf Centre, Telford Ski and Snowboard Centre, Telford Ice Rink and the Town Park Visitor Centre.

We’re sure you can appreciate the situation we find ourselves in is constantly changing and we are having to react with very short notice to changes in tiers and guidance.

Our play areas in the Town Park will remain open but the Cherry and Maxell gardens will be closed to public.

Our fishing pegs are now open, view the guidance on fishing.

We will also be opening the external toilets in the Town Park by the visitor centre and these will be open daily Monday – Sunday between 11am - 2pm, they will close for cleaning in rotation during these opening hours.

National lockdown guidance

Whilst in the Town Park we ask that you adhere to the central government guidance:

  • do not meet others from outside your household or support bubble socially unless for a permitted reason
  • exercise is permitted on your own or with your household or support bubble
  • please stay 2 meters apart from people you do not live whilst in the Town Park or 1 metre with extra precautions in place such as wearing a face mask.

We are hoping that we will be able to re- open when restrictions are lifted. We will keep you informed about our plans.


Event update: Bryan Adams, Tom Jones, and Olly Murs are coming to Telford Town Park

  • Bryan Adams will play the QEII Arena on Saturday 3 July 2021
  • Olly Murs will play the QEII Arena on Saturday 26 June 2021 
  • Tom Jones will play the QEII Area on Sunday 27 June 2021

Visit Tickets Telford for more information and to book tickets




Image of the Chelsea gardens

Maxell gardens

The Maxell gardens, created in the style of a Japanese garden to display the gift of Japanese flowering cherry trees, from Telford based Japanese company, Maxell.

The blossom of the cherry trees puts on a spectacular show in spring. Throughout the rest of the summer the garden is a small oasis of tranquillity with its own waterfall and intriguing oriental style sculptures.

The Friends of the Telford Town Park held the first Sakura festival in 2018, that has lead to a new partnership with the Japanese embassy and their Sakura Cherry Tree Project; a celebration for the Japan Olympics to be held in 2021. As a result, the cherry tree planting will expand into the wider Telford Town Park. 

Throughout the year, come and enjoy the formal bedding displays and woodland planting seen in the Maxell Gardens. With unusual specimens such as the 'snake bark maple'.

Image of the maxwell gardens

Chelsea gardens

The Chelsea Gardens, originally designed and built to be exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show, are located in the north of Park. Wander through the Water Garden, Gazebo Garden and the Summerhouse Garden.

The Chelsea gardens present a mix of planting in each garden; spring and summer flowering bulbs, maples, sensory planting and fountains are all to be found here along with plenty of seating. 

A sensory garden was added in 2014, designed and maintained by the Friends of Telford Town Park with assistance from garden designer Teresa Rham as part of a lottery funded project. Memorial leaves can be purchased from the Friends to be engraved and placed on the singing ringing tree as a celebration of important things and people in life.

The musical fountain found in the Chelsea Gardens was renovated in 2016 from Suez funding, it now boasts light displays and music.


Picture of a community garden in Telford Town Park

Quiet garden

Located behind the Visitor Centre, does what it says on the tin and is a calm area to escape to from the busy play areas. Seating and musical instruments are at this location. A great location to picnic with planting to compliment contemplation.

Illustration of a community garden in Telford.

Community gardens

Located within the Chelsea gardens, is a community run garden with raised planting beds. If you are interested in becoming involved or are a group looking to take on a small manageable space contact the Telford Town Park Visitor Centre on 01952 382340 or email telfordtownpark@telford.gov.uk.

2019 has seen the introduction of bee hives to the community garden. This forms part of the wider Telford Town Park bee project, linking to the national pollinator strategy to benefit both wildlife and the community. 

Watch out for the Telford Town Park honey hot out of the press coming soon.