Gardening fans set for Hartlepool church plant sale event

Volunteers getting ready for the St Luke's plant sale.

Volunteers getting ready for the St Luke's plant sale.

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GREEN-FINGERED people in Hartlepool are being urged to go for a root around an annual church event.

The St Luke’s Plant Sale is to take place within the St Luke’s Church Parish Centre, in Tunstall Avenue, on May 16.

The event starts promptly at 10am and closes at midday.

The sale is held every year to raise valuable funds for the church, which is a big part of the community in the area.

There will be a number of stalls with a large selection of plants and shrubs for sale.

People from across town, and further afield are welcome to attend, and peruse the stalls.

One of the members of St Luke’s Church congregation is Pauline Shaw.

She told the Mail: “This event is perfect for gardeners of every level from green-fingered experts to complete novices.

“There will be a wide variety of plants for sale, all hand-reared.

“These include annuals, perennials, shrubs, fruit and vegetables among others.”

She added: “They are all available with a wealth of advice and support from St Luke’s resident gardening experts.

“There is also a garden equipment stall and hand -painted plant pots to sale.”

Pauline said that the event is also suitable for those who are not particularly interested in gardening and plants, as there will be a cake stall and other activities to ensure most tastes are covered.

She said: “Those not interested in gardening are not forgotten however, there is also a raffle, tombola and cake stall.

“It’s a great place to get good quality plants at bargain prices.”

Just a few weeks ago, St Luke’s held its annual Spring Fair, which was hailed a huge success.

The charitable sale raised £344 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society – almost £100 more than the previous year.

Dozens of cakes flew off the shelves raising cash for the important cause.

Community groups such as scouts and guides for town youngsters use the centre.