Gardening contest opens

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HORTICULTURISTS and keen gardeners are urged to enter an annual gardening contest.

Fareham in Bloom is accepting entries for its community gardening challenge 2015.

The contest is free to enter and has 20 award categories.

All entrants will be marked using a points system and can achieve gold, silver gilt, silver or bronze accreditation, in line with the Royal Horticultural Society.

Executive member for leisure and community, Councillor Connie Hockley, said: ‘The challenge is a fantastic way of getting community members involved in enhancing the environment and their local landscape.’

For full details and to enter the contest go to or call 01329 236100.