BBC Gardeners' World: Helen needs your vote
WITH just days to go before voting closes, a Fenny Bridges woman hopes to have clinched enough support to become this year s BBC Gardener of the Year.
WITH just days to go before voting closes, a Fenny Bridges woman hopes to have clinched enough support to become this year's BBC Gardener of the Year.
Judges from Gardeners' World have already cast their votes of Helen Brown's garden at Fenny Bridges.
Helen, 48, works three days a week at Bicton College and opened her garden, at Little Ash Bungalow, for the National Gardens Scheme for the first time this year.
She said: "It's fantastic just to have come even this far. I'm up against some stiff competition, so it would be great to have the local vote behind me.
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"I'm always trying to find ways to publicise the garden and raise more money for charity, so winning the competition would really raise visitor numbers."
Following an initial researcher visit to the garden in August, the judges, Gardeners' World presenters Toby Buckland and Alys Fowler, along with the Superintendent of the Woody Ornamental Department at RHS Garden Wisley, Colin Crosbie arrived to give their verdict on the garden and put Helen through her paces in container design and propagation skills.
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The judges have awarded their points; it is now up to the viewers to vote for their favourite garden.
Voting lines are open until midnight on Wednesday, October 14.
Extended film footage of each finalist's garden is available to view on the BBC Gardeners' World website, www.bbc.co.uk/gardenersworld
To vote, visit the website.