The Garden House in Marple has launched a promotional video which showcases everything that the charity provides to the local community.
The Garden House, a registered charity based in Marple, aims to provide families, groups and organisations, in particular those which cater for children and young adults with complex needs, with a safe space in the Cheshire countryside. They work alongside many groups from the Stockport and Greater Manchester area, including The Seashell Trust, the Together Trust and the Prince’s Trust, as well as Melland High School and Burnage Academy for Boys to name but a few.
The video, produced by Stockport based Sammon Media and with the support of the Greater Manchester High Sheriff’s Police Trust, looks at the timeline and story of The Garden House, from how it was originally built by Samuel Oldknow in 1801 as a small arable farm, producing food for the workers at Mellor Mill during the Victorian era, to its demise during the 20th century, when it became Marple’s UCD Tip and the lower ground was plagued with fly tipping.
The video then focuses on The Garden House as it is today, in that it’s back to being a community farm which provides a variety of groups with a place that they can come and enjoy the outdoors, and build vital life skills for the future.
The video focuses on two of the specialist educational establishments that The Garden House works in partnership with; Melland High School, a school for children with special education needs, and Penarth Group School, for children with additional needs. The video also focuses on our ongoing partnership with nearby school Brabyn’s Preparatory School, and how The Garden House site provides a welcome respite from classroom learning, and allows the children to learn about the local ecosystem and nature in a safe environment.
The video also speaks to Janis, owner of Jubilee Childcare which is situated on The Garden House site, and the benefits which the charity brings to the local community, and further looks at the various animals on site as well, including goats, pigs, alpacas, chickens, geese and turkeys. The video also gives a glimpse of the newly refurbished and ‘under new management’ Riverside Cafe, which just last week received a 5* Food Hygiene certificate.