Open garden in aid of FACET

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Keen March gardener Pete Pimm is opening his pride and joy to the public later this summer in aid of charity.

Pete, whose garden at 6 Wigstones Road, was the overall winner in last year’s March in Bloom Gardens Competition run jointly by the Citizen and March Town Council, is opening his garden on July 6 and 7 to raise money for FACET - the charity which helps adults with learning difficulties.

The open days will run from around 9am to 7pm on both days and Pete is hoping newly installed March Mayor Andrew Pugh will come along and offer his support on one of the days.

FACET members will also be present with plants and other items to sell to garden visitors.

Pete explained FACET is the chosen charity of his employers Greenvale for this year and he and colleagues have given a helping hand with weeding and planting at their centre.

“It is a really good cause and I thought it would be a nice idea to open the garden so people can come along and see it and support the charity at the same time,” said Pete, who is hoping for success in the gardens competition again this year.