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Mellor Country House Plant Sale [18 - 19 May 2024]
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2024, 05:03:32 PM »


As the April showers subside, the month of May is set to bring warmer weather and is the perfect time to focus on highlighting your outdoor space. Whether you’re looking to brighten up your balcony, colour-coordinate your courtyard, or go full out in your garden with floral decorative boarders – the Mellor Country House (MCH) Charity plant sale has something for everyone.

Nestled in three acres of gardens and woodland in the pretty Stockport village of Mellor – situated on the border of Greater Manchester and the High Peak – is the Mellor Country House. A UK charity that has been changing lives since its inception at the end of the 19th century, by providing much needed respite for disadvantaged families, elderly visitors, carers, groups and individuals from areas in Stockport, Manchester and Salford.

Every year, this small self-funded charity, which relies solely on a committee of volunteers, hosts its popular plant sale within the grounds of the beautiful Edwardian building of Mellor Country House. This year’s annual event is to be held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May from 10am – 4pm – a weekend set to burst with floral offerings, beautiful plants and an array of show-stopping hanging baskets. All plants are priced between £2 - £3, with hanging baskets starting at £14. There are also light refreshments on sale including the MCH famous cream teas, home baked treats and delicious bacon butties!

Not only that, the team at MCH has also launched its popular spring raffle with lots of fantastic prizes up for grabs! Tickets are available to purchase via the website www.mellorcountryhouse.co.uk and at the charity plant sale event itself. Winners will be drawn on Monday 20 May and all proceeds raised go to MCH.

Katie Clark, volunteer for Mellor Country House, shares: “The annual plant sale is an important fund-raising event for MCH, and like many other charities, we’re working very hard to fundraise during difficult times whilst ensuring our guests can purchase quality items at an affordable price.

“Our fundraising activities ensure that we can continue to provide short self-catering breaks to those who otherwise wouldn’t get any respite from the hardships of their day-to-day lives. The escape we provide has literally been lifesaving to some individuals, and without the much-needed funds required to keep the charity’s head above water, we wouldn’t be able to continue to help people in dire need of a break.”

Plants can also be pre-ordered via the website https://www.mellorcountryhouse.co.uk with online ordering open until 13 May.

The charity is also calling green-fingered locals and those with a little spare time on their hands to become Friends of Mellor Country House and assist with gardening and general exterior maintenance of the grounds of the home. For more information on becoming a Friend or for details on upcoming activities please contact mellorcountryhou@btconnect.com for further assistance.

For more information on Mellor Country House please visit https://www.mellorcountryhouse.co.uk/

Mark Whittaker
The Marple Website