Long-standing charity garden party returning to Markyate

PUBLISHED: 14:37 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:37 25 May 2018

Markyate Plant Sale. Picture: Cathy Salmon at The Hospice of St Francis

Markyate Plant Sale. Picture: Cathy Salmon at The Hospice of St Francis


Green-fingered locals can once again enjoy a long-standing charity plant sale in Markyate.

The Markyate Plant Sale has raised nearly £85,000 for The Hospice of St Francis since it was set up in 1997.

There will be a selection of perennial plants, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets, and more than 7,000 bedding plants at the garden party event.

Patrons can also enjoy refreshments, entertainment from Quintet of Six, and a raffle.

Organiser Ian Bradley said: “We were delighted that our green fingers generated such a worthwhile sum of money for the hospice, which cares for people facing life-limiting illnesses across Herts and Bucks and provides support for families and carers. Many people in Markyate have been touched by the charity’s work and I am so pleased we are able to give something back to this remarkable community resource.”

The event is on May 26 from 10am at Markyate’s 64 High Street gardens. Entry is free.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Herts Advertiser