Festival sows the seed of success for garden fans

St Peter's, March, Garden and flower festival. Leon Hyde from St Marys Gardening club.

St Peter's, March, Garden and flower festival. Leon Hyde from St Marys Gardening club. - Credit: Archant

Green fingered garden fans are invited to one stop advice and buy shop at the St Peter’s Church Garden and Flower Festival.

St Peter's, March, Garden and flower festival. Left: Chris Pooley and Paul Roberts.

St Peter's, March, Garden and flower festival. Left: Chris Pooley and Paul Roberts. - Credit: Archant

The greenest event in St. Peter’s calendar will be open to everyone who loves to grow with more than 1000 shrubs and perennials to choose from.

Ed Palmer and Andrew Wright

Ed Palmer and Andrew Wright - Credit: Archant

Horticultural advice will be free for budding and mature gardeners alike and a free delivery service is provided for those who may struggle to take their purchases home.

There will also be a variety of accessories including canes, compost and soil.

For the second year running, the Garden & Flower Festival will mean a whole new garden for someone. Top prize at the event will be £250-worth of shrubs, perennials and biennials.


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The prize includes delivery, compost, labour and planting. All the winner will have to do is sit back and watch as their garden is transformed into something even Monty Don would envy.

In common with other St Peter’s events, the festival will have a number of other stalls including the Guides and Brownies who will be holding a spring-themed craft and baking festival.

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Refreshments are available.

If you’re a keen gardener with plants to spare, then St. Peter’s Church would welcome any donations you’d care to make. Simply bring your surplus plants along.

Andrew Wright and Ed Palmer will be putting themselves through a physical challenge as they begin a four-hour, non-stop relay up and down St. Peter’s tower staircase to raise money for repairs to the tower.

Beginning at 9am the pair will do their best to accumulate the maximum possible altitude in the hours until 1pm.

Sponsor forms are available at the back of the church and for £1 a go customers are invited to guess how many feet the pair will have climbed – the closest guess wins a prize.

The festival is at St Peter’s Church, High Street, March on Saturday May 10 from 9-1.

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