Open gardens and flower celebration in Fornham All Saints pulls in the crowds

Gwen Clark-Ward with some of the flowers in her garden

Gwen Clark-Ward with some of the flowers in her garden

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This year’s Open Gardens in Fornham All Saints was another roaring success, as hundreds turned up to view the spectacular gardens and commemorate soldiers who fought in the First World War.

In what was a highly successful weekend, more than 1,000 people flocked to the Fornham All Saints event where a range of gardens were open to the public and a flower celebration was held in memory of 12 fallen soldiers in the First World War.

FORNHAM ALL SAINTS: Open Gardens and Flower Celebration in the church. Church Warden John Grinham with the WWI inspired floral tribute in the church ANL-140720-230000009
FORNHAM ALL SAINTS: Open Gardens and Flower Celebration in the church. Church Warden John Grinham with the WWI inspired floral tribute in the church ANL-140720-230000009

Twenty gardens, including the village allotments, were open to visitors throughout the weekend, as well as an impressive floral display in the church and an art display in the community centre.

John Grinham, the Church Warden, oversaw the event and described it as a ‘highly successful year’.

He said: “It was very well attended.

“There must have been over 1,000 people.

“There were highly creative gardens on display.

“I can’t highlight one in particular because they were all so different.”

At the event, 12 flower arrangements displayed in the church represented the 12 soldiers from Fornham All Saints killed in the First World War.

The money raised over the weekend will go to the Fornham All Saints’ community centre, village hall and church, to help fund future events.

For more pictures see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.

 

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