Taking orders for The Rainbow Plate now

To order the Rainbow Plate, which costs just £45, please call the Estate Office on 01332 862502 (during office hours) or email: .

Melbourne Community Care

Raising funds for Melbourne Community Care, a voluntary organisation who assist the people of Melbourne who need help.

Their volunteers are busy making calls, doing shopping, delivering medication and, very importantly, have been able to refer safe guarding issues to the relevant professionals during recent weeks. 

They do not try and replicate any of the services supplied by government agencies, but try to fill in the gaps to make life manageable. They have an office, a bus, volunteers and bags of goodwill. They receive no government funding at all and the Charity relies completely on donations. 

Whilst in Lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lady Ralph Kerr, an accomplished artist, painted a detailed view of the Gardens looking down the Main Lawns to the Great Basin and the Birdcage. 

Rainbow Plate

Through her own initiative, Lady Ralph requested her painting be used to raise funds for this local charity. She also used her skill in watercolours to paint a rainbow to encircle the design. The iconic Rainbow has been a symbol of hope, solidarity and caring during these difficult times.

The painting has now been made into a very special, exclusive Fine Bone China plate and is 10.5” in diameter.

Made in Stoke-on-Trent exclusively for Melbourne Hall Gardens, the plate is fully dishwasher proof, comes in a sturdy presentation box and is signed by Lady Ralph. Single plates cost just £45 (inc VAT) or alternatively, they can be purchased in sets of 6 costing £225 (inc VAT).

If you would like to order a Rainbow Plate as a gift, a keep sake for yourself or someone very special, please place your order by telephoning Melbourne Estate Office 01332 862502 during office hours or emailing .

Profits from the sale of each plate will be donated to Melbourne Hall Community Care.

Please take a look at their website to see all the wonderful things that the volunteers of Melbourne Community Care do – melbournecommunitycare.com or take a look at their Facebook page @melbournecommunitycare.

Melbourne Community Care are a registered charity, number 516064.