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Press Release

Thursday 19 July 2012

'Gardens Open in Fareham' Event

On Sunday 22 July Fareham is holding its annual 'Gardens Open in Fareham' event where members of the public can visit some of the Fareham in Bloom award winning gardens.

Executive Member for Leisure and Community Councillor Connie Hockley said:" I would encourage as many people as possible to come and take a look at all of the hard work and effort that people have put in to these beautiful gardens."

The event, which will run between 11am and 6pm, gives the public the opportunity to visit six of award winning gardens. Tickets, which can be purchased from the first garden visited, cost £5 and covers entry into all six gardens with the proceeds donated to charity. At selected gardens refreshments and plants will be available to be purchased.

The gardens that are participating are:

Oakfields, 45 Segensworth Road Titchfield PO15 5EA
This extensive organic wildlife garden incorporates a vast array of features including meadow, orchard, fruit and vegetable potager, along with eclectic plant collections that surround the three ponds. The garden is complemented by artistic sculpture, resident honey bees and chickens with a range of produce grown on site offered for sale.

8 Birdwood Grove, Portchester PO16 8AF
A small plant collector's garden with a subtropical theme incorporating dramatic displays of both unusual foliage and floral amazement with the creative use of artistic structures intended to emulate the jungle outback.

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.

2 Shenley Close Fareham PO15 5PL
A small and colourful garden with several rockeries, koi pond, alpines and herbs along with a lovely collection of Acers and Azaleas that can be enjoyed on the seating which is provided throughout in a garden with an oriental charm.

Northern Junior Community School, Ricmind Rise, Portchester PO16 8DG
These extensive and inspirational school grounds feature an array of themed gardens all with their own style of planting and complemented by art and sculpture that form part of everyday life and learning within the school.

11 Brecon Close, Fareham, PO14 1ST
A garden redesigned six years ago centred around a cottage garden theme incorporating pergolas, arbours and seating areas which are in turn complimented by an ornamental stream and pond, enhanced by a large collection of plants species to encourage wild life.


For Further Information Contact:
Becca Bennett, Communications Assistant, tel: 01329 824609
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail:
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