Cafe, Garden & Events

The Garden Café is in our Heritage Resource Centre, a colourful and friendly place that’s open to everyone from 9 until 3 every weekday. It can also be hired for your own events at evenings and weekends. And of course we run our own Heritage and local history events in here as well as the gardens.

Come in for reasonably priced healthy food, big breakfasts or just for a cup of tea. And while you’re here use the free wi-fi or our tablet computers to go on the internet.
We also do catering for events, either at Rotunda or your own venue. So talk to us about catering your family or community events, or your seminars or business meetings.
Our gardens are linked to the café, for events or just somewhere to bring your drinks out to a beautiful place for a peaceful sit.

Our aim in designing our gardens with so many local people has been to create a collection of top notch spaces for everyone in Kirkdale and beyond to come in and use. There’s a banqueting area, a theatre space for talks and performances and even a Secret Garden. Specially for youngsters there are secret places, dense trees and a willow tunnel to explore in and a fairy ring of toadstools to sit on while listening to stories from the Story Reading seat.

Then there’s our Kitchen Garden where food is grown for our café by volunteers and groups of local residents. People come here to learn too. Practical learning for children and adults about where things grow and how to grow them. And also as part of our accredited horticultural training. Learning and joy for all ages in our public garden here at Rotunda. Open to all, every weekday from 9 to 5.

Our event spaces are all the café and garden spaces, together with out Boardroom and other rooms in here, plus the area out at the front to our buildings around our Folly. We run all kinds of theatre, market and community events and can provide marquees, solar lights and other events equipment if you want to hire our spaces for your own group or organisation.

So speak to us about catering or hiring our spaces or just come along, use the gardens, talk to us and experience our places for yourself. Rotunda is for everyone.

Cultural Events

Kirkdale Country Garden Now

A haven for learning, getting together, getting a bit of quality time in and a bit of traditional peel throwing to find out who you are going to marry...

The Making of a Community Garden

Where there is a will there is way