Telephone: 01625 612925
Macclesfield Community Garden Centre provides a work focussed alternative to traditional day services and employment training for people with learning disabilities.
Our revamped stylish gift shop is now open!
- A selection of Spring bedding
- Planted pots and tubs
Handmade crafts including cards, fabric items, and unique handmade gifts
Items of individual upcycled furniture
Wooden bird boxes and tables, trugs, wheelbarrows and wishing wells
You will find us in West Park behind the children's playground.
Our shop is open Monday - Friday 10.00 - 3.00
Plenty of parking and the garden centre is fully accessible
Each plant sold enables a local disabled adult to learn new skills
As a Social Enterprise, Macclesfield Community Garden Centre is self sustaining, with all plants and products grown and sourced locally to support the local economy. In addition to providing both training and support to people with learning disabilities, the centre is a vibrant retail operation.
In September MCGC celebrated its first AGM as a membership organisation.
Not only did we have a BBQ and non-alcoholic cocktail bar, we also premiered our new film and had a formal opening of our new trianing room. The Olsen Room was opened by Eileen Olsen, wife of the late Gerry Olsen, and mother of one of our team members. The room was funded by by donations in Gerry's name and Eileen spoke touchingly about how her husband had been a real "people person" and would have been proud of the developments at MCGC.
David Rutley MP attended and spoke of the feeling of happiness he senses, every time he visits. His words were reflected in General Manager Jo Matthews' speech, talking about the MCGC family and how we all look out for one another.
The most exciting part of the evening was seeing MCGC members take part in an election, where people were voted into honorary positions on the Board of Directors. Some members have never voted before and we hope that this experience will encourage them to take part in future local and general elections.
The result of the election is as follows:
Chris Arnold, Aidan Killeen and Ciaran Fleming were all voted back onto the board.
Chair - Lynette Mullings, Treasurer - Ciaran Fleming, Company Secretary - Chris Arnold.
Thanks to everyone who took part, helped and attended such a wonderful event!