Info for visitors to Open Gardens in Marple
A guide for three Linking walks is available:
- Rose Hill Station to Woodville Drive via the Middlewood Way
- Hidden footpaths leading to the Allotments and
- A canalside walk to Gardens 19 & 20 on Strines Road via the GirlGuiding HQ
Also, The Coffee Bean Dream van will be in Marple Memorial Park throughout the event.
Supporting food and drink venues
There are many available food and drink outlets in Marple but the following ones are supporting the event by allowing visitors to use their toilet facilities without having to make a purchase. Of course if you are planning to have a meal out during your visit it would be great if you could use one of these venues who are supporting us!
- Marple Sports Club
- The Navigation Public House
- The Railway Public House
- The Ring o' Bells Public House
There are public toilets in Marple Memorial Park (and in Marple Library on Saturday only).
There are toilets at the Supporting food and drink venues highlighted under Refreshments above.
Costa Coffee (near the Stockport Road entrance to Memorial Park) and the Golden Plate Cafe on Derby Way are part of the council's Community Toilet Scheme and provide access to toilets without the need to make a purchase.
The Costa Coffee toilets have disabled facilities available too.
There are several public car parks in convenient locations including: Derby Way; Chadwick Street; Marple Memorial Park.
Most car parks will incur charges on Saturday but all car parks are free on Sunday.
The car park at Rose Hill Station is free at all times but may be busy on Saturday.
If you choose to park on streets near to the gardens please do so considerately: do not block pavements, driveways or roads and pay attention to special instructions against certain gardens.
Garden 19 and Garden 20, are situated on the sharp bends of Strines Road where there is virtually no parking. However, the towpath of the Peak Forest Canal is just across the road and accessible via a short footpath. A Linking walks guide is available explaining the scenic route along the canal towpath from Marple centre via the Girlguiding headquarters on Brickbridge Road.