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Gardens Marple High Peak Cancer Research UK

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, those discussions will come to fruition over the weekend of Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July, when 21 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 additional activities to raise extra funds, such as selling plants, serving refreshments and running games and competitions.

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


Local people are showing their support for Cancer Research UK by 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. You can also purchase "Flower Power in Marple" Flags to add to your displays! Look out for these all over Marple.


All the information you need to plan your garden visits is available at where you will find detailed maps and information about parking, refreshments and so on.

There is an overall map that allows people to navigate between gardens, which are grouped into four smaller zones of Rose Hill; Marple Centre; the Allotments and Marple Ridge. Use the zone maps to get a brief description of each garden together with details of what’s available nearby.

Tickets can be bought in advance from the Cancer Research Shop on Market Street and a growing list of other local outlets. They will also be available on the day from Marple Memorial Park, information points and individual gardens.  For £6 you can buy a ticket for either day or you can make the most of both days for just £10. Accompanied Under-16s go FREE!

Open Gardens Marple


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

If you have any queries in advance call 0161 427 5712

On the weekend itself call 07753 311652

This is shaping up to be a fabulous event, all on your doorstep in Marple! The Review hopes it is a huge success, raising lots of money for CRUK.