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Winthrop Gardens

Herbaceous border at Winthrop Gardens in summer

Herbaceous border at Winthrop Gardens in summer

About Winthrop Gardens

Winthrop Gardens is a one-acre Community Gardens at the end of Second Lane, off Morthen Rd. (Postcode S66 1EE to find us on your sat nav) In the ownership of Wickersley Parish Council since 2016, the governance of the Gardens is undertaken through a sub Committee of the Parish Council.

In addition to the Gardens, which have been designed for peace and tranquillity, Winthrop includes welcoming Tea Rooms, Plant Sales and a Curiosity Corner. Winthrop is an inclusive site which is accessible to all and wheelchair friendly throughout.

The Winthrop ethos is very much about extending the warmest of welcomes to those who need that extra little bit of friendship and support.

'Nellie' the Winthrop elephant

'Nellie' the Winthrop elephant

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Opening Times
• Winthrop Gardens is open to the public as follows:-
Winter – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 11am and 3pm
Summer – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10.30am and 4.00pm

The 'Red Wall' at Winthrop

The 'Red Wall' at Winthrop

Other regular activities at Winthrop include:-
• a monthly 'Memory Café' for people living with dementia and their carers on the first Friday of the month;
• 'Flossies Crafts' every Tuesday morning – a lovely group, led by volunteer Dawne, tackling a new craft activity each week - www.facebook.com/FlossiesCrafting;
• a twice monthly 'Activity Group' run by the Alzheimer's Society for people living with dementia;
• as well as a range of classes run by U3A including Italian and Gardening and a twice monthly 'Rekhi Share'.

There are always different events happening at Winthrop – Supper Nights; Afternoon Teas; Garden Talks and Tours; the now Annual 'Great Winthrop Bake Off'; 'Ladies Day'; Yorkshire Day and Festive Afternoon Teas in the run up to Christmas are just some examples.

Volunteering opportunities
Run by a team of 60+ volunteers Winthrop offers a range of volunteering opportunities – particularly in the Gardens and Tea Rooms. We are always on the look out for new volunteers to support an expanding and busy community enterprise and welcome enquiries via the Winthrop Organiser.

Contact details
Contact person: Anna Chester, Winthrop Organiser
Address: Second Lane, off Morthen Rd, Wickersley, Rotherham S66 1EE
Tel 07397 039 226
Email winthropgardens1@gmail.com
Website www.winthropgardens.org.uk
Facebook @WinthropGardens

Looking through the pergola at Winthrop

Looking through the Pergola at Winthrop

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Where We Are

Second Lane, off Morthen Rd, Wickersley S66 1EE

By car

At Wickersley roundabout go down Morthen Rd (Sp to Thurcroft).

After 'six speedbumps' and by the bus stop turn down Second Lane. You pass a new housing development and drive through a couple of fields before arriving at Winthrop

On foot

There are lots of public footpaths which pass Winthrop and there is a lovely walk down through Wickersley Woods

Follow this link for an interactive map to find the location of Winthrop Gardens