KEEN gardener Pam Evans is showing how she has made use of every inch of her award-winning garden in Felpham.
Pam is putting her hard work on display this Saturday to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
Visitors will be able to see how she has created a beach scene in her back garden from just 30ft by 25ft.
A boat, a painted fence and some shingle recreate the nautical scene.
Her much larger front plot of 120ft of 2ft-wide borders will have a range of stalls among the flowers to add a boost to her fundraising.
The event takes place from 2pm-5pm at 2 Mornington Crescent, PO22 8HL.
Pam, 71, said: “The garden has over 1,000 bedding plants in borders, tubs and baskets, plus a koi carp pond and vegetables between flowers to use every available space.”
She will also have vintage cream teas on sale, a tombola, bric-a-brac, a bookstall and a raffle among other attractions. Entry to the gardens will be a £3 donation.
“The garden is geared up for children with competitions like finding all the birds and insects to make up a name of a famous person, There is also a contest to guess how many plants there are in a small area.”
Rosie and Jim, the Himalayan rabbits, and Fred the cat will also be present.
Pam moved to the house in 2004 and set about transforming its overgrown gardens. She has maintained the effort by working in the gardens every day. The recent hot weather has seen her increase her efforts to keep the flowers well in the strong sunshine.
“I originally started this project to enter a national newspaper competition,” she said, “but I was only a finalist.”
She intended to enter Bognor Regis in Bloom only to be surprised and disappointed to find her address ruled her out of the annual event for keen gardeners. She also lives outside any other Bloom area. “Felpham has nothing so I decided to support the hospice as I already volunteer as a florist,” she said.
Pam has already used her home to raise money for good causes. She hosted a concert for the RNLI last year and has previously held a coffee morning for the Macmillan cancer charity.