Frank hopes his passion for gardening will inspire generations to come.

Having won the Gold award at Farnham in Bloom for the third year in a row Frank Rhodes, resident of Wey Valley House is leading the troops at all three Farnham homes to enjoy relaxed exercise in the beautiful gardens. 

Frank was recognised for his entry of hanging baskets in to the Secret Gardens of Farnham 2020, proving that beautiful blooms can be found in the most unsuspecting of places. 

On gardening, Frank said, "It does not matter what time of year it is, there is always something that can be done. Fresh air and connection with nature is something that is so good for all ages."

The team at the Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society, are supporting Frank and the other active residents spread the message that whatever your age, the benefits of gardening are there for all.

What is Farnham in Bloom?

Farnham in Bloom is part of the annual South and South East in Bloom competition. It is an event that takes place throughout the year and involves local people and community organisations working together to make lasting improvements to the town and surrounding villages.

The competition is about more than just flowers. Entries are also judged on horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility, and community participation.

A message from Alan Titchmarsh

So impressed by Frank's achievement and enthusiasm for gardening, Alan Titchmarsh sent Frank this lovely message to say a big well done and thanks for all his hard work in the garden this year. 

Watch this space Farnham in Bloom 2021!

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