The Garden House Marple
Charity and Community farm

Welcome to The Garden House

We are a charitable organisation and community farm based in Marple Bridge, that provide an outdoor space for families, groups and organisations.

We are home to a variety of animals including; Pigs, Alpacas, Rabbits, Goats, Shetland Ponies and more!

Our suggested donation is £3 per person for those visiting us.

Booking to visit is not required.

We are closed on Mondays for essential maintainance. 

The Garden House is a registered charity and community farm based in Marple, Stockport.

The day to day running of the farm and cafe is all volunteer led. 

Our team is composed of a small number of trustees and committee members who work together with volunteers from the community.

We work together with charities and groups that support children and young adults with complex needs. Our on site facilites ensure the farm is accessible and enjoyable for all. 

Our aims as a charity are to promote sustainability and raise awareness of mental health and animal welfare.

 

Human McBeing
Human McBeing
16:30 16 Sep 21
Absolutely loved our visit here. Animals are well looked after and a few are wandering about freely,friendly too. Free... entry but donations welcome. Helpful staff and a great walk by the river too.Definitely worth a visit for animal lovers and nature fanatics.read more
Robyn Mckay
Robyn Mckay
14:14 14 Sep 21
Fantastic local community farm, all staff are volunteers and are super friendly. Great place for kids and family.... There’s a lovely little cafe on site too, there’s many activities you can do from petting the animals, walking along the river bank, little sand pits for the children, a zip wire. I would highly recommend visiting. The Garden House rely solely on donations to keep the place running.read more
colin mills
colin mills
07:29 13 Sep 21
The Garden House is a great day out for all the family. The staff are friendly and helpful and the animals look... healthy. It also provides volunteer work and work placements for people with special needs, which is extremely beneficial for them. I'm very impressed by the care and attention for all concerned on the farm. The owner is also very friendly and kind. Nicola Mills.read more
Peter Bushell
Peter Bushell
12:03 01 Sep 21
Great day out for the family FREE entrance only donations which is good but if recommend a minimum of £5 as I've seen... people put about 80p in from such and amazing place for the kids Kids get to play see animals and have a walk around a river what more could you ask for fit FREE? owners was nice and friendly greeted us as we entered and told us about the area and what's going on today which was good HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 5 ⭐read more
Christine Boden
Christine Boden
13:12 31 Aug 21
Lovely little place with some animals and a play area, beautiful little river surrounded by forest to the side. Ice... cream and food/coffee available (nice bacon barm). Be warned, the road to get there is very bumpy/holey! Just up the road is the ruins of an old mill and more views to exploreread more
Cath Hand
Cath Hand
22:54 24 Aug 21
Lovely place, friendly staff. Good selection of animals. Great children's play areas. Lovely river walk. Unfortunately... the road down to it could wreck your tyres as it had very deep potholes.read more
Zappy Lynn
Zappy Lynn
23:41 22 Aug 21
Rustic, natural, a great story to its history, beside the River Goyt too. We'll kept animals, allowed to roam freely... when it's their turn.. Funny alpacas & pot bellied pigs, not forgetting lots of goats Plenty other animals too. Fab play areas. Yes several! Lovely staff. Very reasonably priced all round, incl the fab ice cream from the kiosk. Low key, family half a day out. Basic but sufficient choice from the cafe. Good coffee too.read more
Katrin Randles
Katrin Randles
17:28 12 Aug 21
Brilliant place to visit. Really well organized. Big thank you so all the staff who were very friendly and helpful.... Definitely will visit again.read more
Stuart Montgomery
Stuart Montgomery
06:50 25 May 21
We had a lovely walk along the river to here from Marple Bridge. Never knew this place existed until a month ago. A... lovely set up with pigs, goats, ponies and alpacas and a children's play area. Lots of seating. Unfortunately the 'cafe' let this place down. We were going to have coffee and cake but the queue was so long and slow, we left. They are missing a big opportunity here to make money for the farm. I'm really not sure why they were spending ages making bacon butties!!!?? Simple, quick food is all that is need in my opinion.read more
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