A 7 year project to turn derelict land into useful habitat for native species and to make a beautiful space to relax in and enjoy. The secret valley is open for charity on Sundays during the Summer. Please see our listing on the NGS website for exact dates.

Newspaper coverage

On a recent trip up North to Manchester, we were attending the christening of our niece. Usually we stay with my father-in-law but for one reason or another this wasn’t possible. I looked into the usual hotels nearby, and to be honest, they were expensive.
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by mytravelmonkey on 25-Sep-2014

It used to be an unwanted swamp, derelict and covered in dense knotweed. But this two-acre patch of land is now an oasis thanks to the labours of Sally Berry, 78, who has spent seven years transforming it.
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by Richard Hartley-Parkinson for on 31-Jul-2017

THE gift of a patch of swampland choked with brambles and the dreaded Japanese knotweed may not appeal to many
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by Gillian Crawley on 30-Jul-2017

This is not your regular back garden by any means - it's a two-acre plot which has been sculpted into The Secret Valley. There are swans nesting in it, as well as geese and ducks which regularly swim in the large lake.
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by Hannah Ferrett on 29-Jul-2017

Sally Berry, 78, has transformed a two acres of derelict garden into an oasis The grandmother-of-six turned to space into a valley where wildlife flock  The beautiful garden is hidden behind an unassuming Walkden family home  She's now opening the Salford garden to the public for three Sundays this year  Read more

by Rebecca Taylor For Mailonline on 29-Jul-2017

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