Fareham is blooming after winning eighth successive South East In Bloom honour

AWARD WINNING The sensory garden in Fareham.    Picture: Ian Hargreaves (093183-2)
AWARD WINNING The sensory garden in Fareham. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (093183-2)
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FAREHAM’S green fingered gardening wizards have taken top honours for an amazing eighth year running.

At the South and South East In Bloom awards, Fareham took the title of best small city.

And it was only part of a bumper crop of honours for the borough - Holly Hill Woodland Park in Sarisbury Green was awarded gold in the countryside park category along with The Sensory Garden of Reflection on Osborn Road which also achieved Gold.

The Civic Gardens in Fareham was awarded silver gilt.

One of Fareham in Bloom’s coordinators Pam Chisham also received an outstanding achievement award for services to the allotments and In Bloom.

The Portchester Memorial Gardens gained gold in the best commercial/landscape category.

Councillor Connie Hockley, in charge of community matters, said: ‘For the eighth consecutive year Fareham has excelled in showcasing the best of its parks and horticultural provision across the borough.

‘I would like to take this opportunity to recognise the tremendous contribution from our dedicated volunteers, who work in partnership with the council’s officers to maintain an outstanding award winning borough.’