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Organisers of Open Gardens in Marple are appealing for volunteers to help at various events and activities leading up to and including the main event itself over the weekend of 7th & 8th July. Web pages are also being prepared with introductions to all the gardens, interactive maps to help you find them, information about participating refreshment outlets and advice about parking.

So keep your eye on The Marple Website for latest news!

Open Gardens in Marple for Cancer Research UK

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8 July 2018: 11am to 5pm each day

Open Gardens in Marple

Back in 2017 a group of Marple gardening enthusiasts got together to discuss organising an "Open Gardens in Marple" event to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

After many months of preparations, over the weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2018, twenty-one Marple Gardens will open their gates to the public for the very first time.

As well as opening their gardens, many owners will be carrying out ancilliary activities to raise extra funds, such as plant sales, selling tea and cakes and running games and competitions.

In addition to the gardens, Friends of Marple Memorial Park will be welcoming visitors to our glorious town centre park and Marple Allotment Association will do the same at Seven Stiles Allotments.

Community involvement

There's a great way that local people can support the event too!

Plant Sale in aid of Cancer Research UK

If you live in Marple, care about cancer and love flowers, you can be part of Marple’s support for Cancer Research UK with flower power in your front window or front garden! This simply involves displaying a pot, tub or hanging basket planted with flowers in any combination of the charity’s distinctive colours - bright pink, dark blue, light blue, purple and white.

To help with this project, we will be holding a PLANT SALE in aid of Cancer Research UK, selling a variety of professionally-grown bedding plants in the charity colours. This is on Saturday 9th June between 12noon and 3pm in The Railway Pub car park at Rose Hill. We will also be at Marple Carnival and selling plants at Marple's Cancer Research UK Shop in the weeks leading up to the event.

Your community in Marple is caring about cancer with flower power – do join us.

Call for volunteers!

The organisers are looking for volunteers to help with various events in the build up, and on the weekend itself. If you are willing to help for a couple of hours, at any of the following events please get in touch:

  • A Plant Sale in the car park of The Railway on Stockport Road, Marple on 9 June between 11am and 3 p.m. Help will also be needed before and afterwards.
  • Selling plants and tickets with Friends of Memorial Park during Marple Canival on Saturday 16 June.
  • Wyevale Garden Centre giving out information and selling tickets on Tuesday 26 June, Saturday 30 June, Sunday 1 July and Tuesday 3 July, between 10 am and 4 pm (to allow for setting up and dismantling everything).
  • There will be a number of information areas open between 10 am and 6 pm on the weekend of the event itself (7 and 8 July).

If anyone can spare some time, please get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Gardens in Marple

Tickets (not yet on sale)

Saturday only (Pink Ticket): £6 each.

Sunday only (Blue Ticket): £6 each.

Weekend Pass (Purple Ticket): £10 each.

Accompanied Under-16s go FREE!

Available in advance from: the Cancer Research Shop on Market Street, Marple Town Centre.

Available on the days from: Marple Memorial Park, information points and individual gardens. 

Open Gardens in Marple

On the Weekend

Gardens are open from 11am each day until 5pm.

Information Points: Marple Memorial Park + others (details to follow).

You will be able to find your way to Marple using our interactive Map (coming soon).

The gardens are grouped into 4 smaller Zones. You will soon be able to find out more about the gardens that you can visit and the car parking and refreshments available nearby.

Open Gardens in Marple


More information about parking coming soon.

If you choose to park on streets near to the gardens please do so considerately: do not block pavements, driveways or roads.


More information about refreshment outlets coming soon.


There are no toilets available at individual gardens.

More information about toilet facilities during Open Gardens coming soon.

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