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Press Release

30 May 2014

Gardening for gold

Fareham in Bloom is accepting entries for the annual competition which celebrates the horticultural talents of residents and recognises their contribution to making Fareham a brighter place to live and visit.

 

Open to all residents, The  20 award categories range from hanging baskets to plantsman gardens, and include accolades for best decorated business premises and best community (street/cul de-sac) floral display. A full list of categories and judging criteria can be found on the Fareham in Bloom page at www.fareham.gov.uk.

 

All entrants are marked using a point system and entrants can achieve gold, silver gilt, silver, or bronze accreditation in line with the Royal Horticultural Society. Award recipients and category winners are invited to attend a prize giving ceremony in September.

 

Executive member of Leisure and Community, Councillor Connie Hockley has said "The competition is a fantastic way of getting community members involved in enhancing the environment and their local landscape. Their contributions have been instrumental to Fareham's success in the annual Britain in Bloom Competition where we have won numerous awards."

 

Competition entry is free and each entry will receive a 10% discount card for use at selected nurseries and garden centres. To enter just complete a Community Gardening Competition application form available online at www.fareham.gov.uk or by request from Fareham Borough Council 01329 236100 or e-mail parks@fareham.gov.uk.

                   

ENDS

 

For further information contact:

Jacey Jarman, PR & Marketing Officer, 01329 824518

fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases

 

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