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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.


Customer notice:

Telford Town park play area is re-opening from 10 July 2020, following new government guidelines released this week, view more information.

  • For event announcements please view our events page
  • The following facilities are closed due to Coronavirus:
    • Water play
    • The visitor centre
    • Toilets and changing facilities
    • Formal gardens
    • Sky Reach high ropes course
    • Adventure Golf.
  • Dark Lane Car Park is open.



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.