Thursday 21st July 2011
Gardens Open in Fareham
On Sunday 24 July between 11am and 6pm, Fareham is holding its annual Gardens Open in Fareham event where members of the public can visit seven of the Fareham in Bloom award winning gardens. Tickets, which can be purchased from the first garden visited, cost �5 and covers entry into all seven gardens with the proceeds donated to charity. At selected gardens, refreshments and plants will be available to be purchased. The seven gardens participating are:
- 8 BIRDWOOD GROVE, PORTCHESTER PO16 8AF
A small plant collector�s garden with a subtropical theme incorporating dramatic displays of unusual foliage, floral oddities and the creative use of an alternative arbour, pond and seating.
- 16 GLADSTONE GARDENS, PORTCHESTER PO16 9RY
A low maintenance garden providing interest through the seasons with a base of evergreen planting accentuated by seasonal floral displays along with a pond and pergola.
- 51 LONGMYND DRIVE, FAREHAM PO14 1SH
Large and artistic with many unusual and quirky features incorporating a diverse collection of plants. This garden is arranged on a number of levels filled with water features, lawns, containers and artwork.
- SHENLEY CLOSE, FAREHAM PO15 5PL
Colourful and medium sized with rockeries, ponds, alpines, herbs, a collection of Acers and Azaleas; this garden can be enjoyed from the seating provided throughout.
- 10 PEAK DRIVE, FAREHAM PO14 1RL
This organic garden is designed to encourage a diverse range of wildlife with large well planted ponds, extensive herbaceous borders and a woodland walk.
- 1c BRIARWOOD CLOSE, FAREHAM PO16 0PS
Fairly formal with shrubs, bedding plants, fruit trees, ferns and grasses in three contrasting rooms. With its summer house, this garden provides interest and variety.
- 45 SEGENSWORTH ROAD, TITCHFIELD PO15 5EA
A large organic wildlife garden with a meadow, orchard, alpine scree, fruit and vegetable areas. Three ponds and extensive plant collections all designed to encourage wildlife and protect local biodiversity.
Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Councillor Connie Hockley, said: "This event is popular every year as it gives everyone the opportunity to visit the interesting and beautiful award winning gardens whilst getting ideas and tips for their own".
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