Celebrating gardening excellence

Frank and Jennie Prosser in their garden. ''Picture: Keith Woodland (151372-13)
Frank and Jennie Prosser in their garden. ''Picture: Keith Woodland (151372-13)
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GardenERS in Fareham helped to raise more than £1,000 for charity at the annual open garden day.

The Fareham in Bloom Gardens Open scheme is in its 11th year and proved as popular as ever when it was held last month.

The scheme celebrates excellence in gardening and promotes the Fareham in Bloom community gardening competition by showing winning gardens. It enables gardeners to visit one another’s gardens to see what is achievable.

Seven were on display to the public, including that of Frank and Jennie Prosser.

Despite the torrential weather on the day, the event attracted more than 150 people and raised more than £1,400.

Over the years it has raised nearly £22,000, with money going to the mayor of Fareham’s charities and, this year, to the horticultural charity Studley Trust.

Cheques will be presented to the charities at the gala presentation evening on September 17.