Bloomin’ good Melton open garden event was a success

Hilary and Richard Lawrence admire a spectacular begonia with Rebecca Ingle PHOTO: Tim Williams
Hilary and Richard Lawrence admire a spectacular begonia with Rebecca Ingle PHOTO: Tim Williams
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Scorching hot weather encouraged visitors to attend an open garden event in Melton.

Couple Richard and Hilary Lawrence, of 119 Scalford Road, welcomed people to their colourful plot which featured a new white border and nearly green lawns, as well as exotic plants and container planting.

Leicestershire and Rutland Beekeepers Association's David Chevell brought along his bee observation hive PHOTO: Tim Williams

Leicestershire and Rutland Beekeepers Association's David Chevell brought along his bee observation hive PHOTO: Tim Williams

Mrs Lawrence said: “We had 52 visitors this year who all enjoyed themselves and bought plenty of cakes and plants.

“It was another successful event which raised a similar amount to last year.

“We will definitely be doing it again next year but perhaps in June instead. It’ll be worth visiting because there will be a new decking area.

“The National Garden Scheme has received £700 from us and the rest we have donated to charity Fight for Sight, as our daughter is registered blind.”

Garden owner Richard Lawrence shows a visitor round his colourful plot PHOTO: Tim Williams

Garden owner Richard Lawrence shows a visitor round his colourful plot PHOTO: Tim Williams