Chance to see March’s top gardens

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THIS Saturday sees the annual gardens open day in aid of the March Mayor’s charities.

The event, which features gardens entered in the annual March Gardens Competition run by the March Town in-bloom committee and the Fenland Citizen.

Entrants can choose to open their well-tended lawns and colourful flower beds for visitors to enjoy. Gardens are open between 10am and 4pm and admission to all gardens is through the purchase of a programme at £1 (one per adult needed), children go free.

Programmes are available through the competition sponsors: Johnson’s Ironmongers, Dartford Road, March; West End DIY, High Street, March and Skylark Garden Centre, Manea Road, Wimblington; and March Town Council offices at the Town Hall, Market Place. A limited number of programmes will be available at each garden.

Thirteen of the gardens entered in the competition will be open on the day and they are: Askham House, Benwick Road, Doddington, which won the business category; 6 Wigstones Road, March, winner of the Champions of Champion category and also the best garden overall prize; 31 Westwood Avenue, winner of the pensioner category; 95 Foxglove Way, winner of the large garden; Young People March, City Road (open only noon to 4pm), winner of the Mayor’s Youth Project award; 20 Steeple View; 62 Upwell Road; 24 Robshaw Close; March Railway Station; 45 Henson Road; 35a Westwood Avenue; 17 White Horse Gardens; 22 Hundred Road.

A presentation evening is set for August 2 at the Town Hall when category winners will be presented with their prizes and all entrants will receive a special certificate to mark their participation in this popular competition.