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Location Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Introduction Marie Louise Gardens is a 4.75 acre oasis of peace and seclusion in one of Manchester’s most densely populated suburbs. It is situated to the south east of Palatine Road as it runs between West Didsbury and Northenden, and is adjacent to both the Blackburn Park and Albert Park conservation areas. Tucked away behind a busy main road, it is often described as a hidden gem, because so many residents are unaware of its existence until they stumble across it (click on 'Links' for map). It was given to the citizens of Manchester in 1903 by Josephine Silkenstadt, in memory of her daughter, Marie Louise, who died young. The Friends Group is a voluntary organization which was formed on the 5th March 2008 , following a successful campaign by local residents to prevent the sale of part of the Gardens for development. Our principal aim is to assist the Council in preserving the integrity and character of the Gardens.