Latest news 20 July 2021
£11,600 raised by Mellor Open Gardens 2021
Organisers of Mellor Open Gardens are thrilled to have raised £11,600 over the weekend of 3 and 4 July 2021. Visitors to the 14 Open Gardens seemed very happy to be out exploring, very generous and often very wet! The committee plan to present cheques for £5,800 to Cancer Research UK and Mellor Parish Centre next week.
MELLOR OPEN GARDENS
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July 2021
2pm to 6pm
Mellor Open Gardens is back!
Starting in 1992, Mellor Open Gardens became a fixture in many people's calendar and traditionally took place every four years. Sadly, and we all know why, this wasn't possible in 2020 and last year's planned event had to be postponded. The Marple Website was delighted to be the first to announce that Mellor Open Gardens is back and to be supporting and helping to promote this event.
Tickets on sale in advance or on the day..
Tickets for admission to fourteen gorgeous gardens in Mellor are now on sale in advance from:
Dutsons, Marple Bridge; Cancer Research UK Shop; Littlewoods Butchers; Stationery Supplies; Hollins of Marple
Cost: Saturday Ticket £8; Sunday Ticket £8; Weekend Ticket £12
Each ticket allow one person admission to all the open gardens and needs to be shown at every gate.
Accompanied Under-16s go FREE!
No dogs except guide-dogs or assistance dogs in the gardens please.
Welcome and information points
Two gazebos, one at each end of the village will act as welcome / information places over the weekend and tickets will also be widely available at the event but please note there is limited availability for taking card payments. A leaflet providing a map and basic information will be available too and all further details will be accessible here on The Marple Website.
Refreshments (tea and cake) will be on sale at the Parish Centre and also at two further gardens, one on Townscliffe Lane and one near the Memorial Garden.
An art exhibition, a raffle and sales of plants, books and general garden paraphernalia will feature at the Parish Centre. The Devonshire Arms is kindly donating use of their large wooden gazebo where Mellor School will provide an entertaining display of MOGpotpeople and we hope that individual MOGpotpeople will again proliferate throughout the village.
Parking is available in the Mellor Church car park and the adjacent field but visitors are encouraged to use the 375 bus on the Saturday or our hail-and-ride minibuses on the Sunday.
Raising funds for Cancer Research UK and Mellor Parish Centre
Can you help with local sponsorship?
This event is in support of Cancer Research UK and Mellor Parish Centre. As the aim is to raise money for Cancer Research UK and for our own community centre, the committee is seeking sponsorship to cover the cost of printing and buses etc and so will be very grateful for any donations or for ideas of whom we might approach.