Markyate plant sale to raise money for St Francis

PUBLISHED: 13:40 15 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:18 20 February 2013

Markyate plant sale to raise money for St Francis

Markyate plant sale to raise money for St Francis

Held in a delightful, private family garden in the middle of Markyate village, you could not wish for a better venue in which to select your summer bedding plants.

The annual Markyate Plant Sale takes place at No 64 High Street, Markyate on Saturday June 5, raising money for the Hospice of St Francis.

Gardeners can choose from more than 5,000 plants, be entertained, hear about the work of the Hospice of St Francis or purchase greeting cards and other items from the Hospice stall.There will also be a raffle with prizes such as handmade garden ornaments, lunch at a country pub, a coach trip and more.

Children will be entertained while you enjoy the freshly-brewed ground coffee or tea served with a variety of cakes and biscuits. You can relax with your friends and meet the Deputy Mayor of Dacorum or MP Mike Penningwhile listening to gentle live music in a country garden.

This year there are two bands playing: The Woburn Sands Silver Band until mid-day and the Jolly Jazzers for the remainder of the event. Picnic lunches will give you yet another reason to extend your stay.

This is Markyate's Party of the Year freely open to all who love their gardens and the Hospice of St Francis.The 'Plant Sale' - as Markyate knows it - has been supporting the Hospice for more than half its31 years, making ever greater donations to its remarkable work.

Ian Bradley, organiser of the event, says, 'Last year we raised a fantastic 4,000. This yearwe hope - with your help - to give the Hospice aneven larger giftto support the invaluablecare they provide.'

For more information, please contact Ian Bradley on01582 841341 or email

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