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Fornham All Saints residents prepare to open their gardens




FORNHAM ALL SAINTS: John Bawden, Gary Clark-Ward, Paul and Mary Purnell and Mary Jeffrey. Picture Mark Westley ANL-160615-200842009
FORNHAM ALL SAINTS: John Bawden, Gary Clark-Ward, Paul and Mary Purnell and Mary Jeffrey. Picture Mark Westley ANL-160615-200842009

A 16ft tall daisy has sprouted up in a village as residents prepare to unveil their green havens to raise vital funds for a community centre, hall and church.

Fornham All Saints’ Open Gardens tomorrow and Sunday (June 25 and 26) promises a peak at emerald sanctuaries of all shapes and sizes.

FORNHAM ALL SAINTS: 'John Bawden, Gary Clark-Ward, Paul and Mary Purnell and Mary Jeffrey.' Picture by Mark Westley ANL-160615-200829009
FORNHAM ALL SAINTS: 'John Bawden, Gary Clark-Ward, Paul and Mary Purnell and Mary Jeffrey.' Picture by Mark Westley ANL-160615-200829009

To help promote the bi-annual event, villager Gary Clark-Ward crafted the colourful daisy.

Mary Purnell, a member of the organising committee, said there will be about 17 gardens from small patio to a couple of acres, thatched cottages and a lunchtime barbecue in a garden just off The Green.

A peak at her garden includes the chance to see model trains travelling around a room.

Children can enjoy a creature hunt and tomorrow 30 classic cars will roll up onto The Green. There will be plant sellers on both days plus teas available at the church and community centre.

Funds for the church will benefit a project to replace its ceiling. The church will also run a raffle.

The event runs from 11am to 5pm and entry is £3 per adult with free parking at the community centre.



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