Beautiful blooms raise money for charity for national open gardens weekend

13:49 14 July 2014

Paul and Maria Nielsen Bom of Henson road March. held an open garden event to raise money for cancer charities. Les Powell and Val Fay admire the blue hydrangea. Picture: Steve Williams.

Paul and Maria Nielsen Bom of Henson road March. held an open garden event to raise money for cancer charities. Les Powell and Val Fay admire the blue hydrangea. Picture: Steve Williams.

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A couple raised more than £500 for cancer charities when they opened their garden to the public as part of a national gardens weekend.

Paul and Maria Nielsen Bom of Henson road March. held an open garden event to raise money for cancer charities. Paul and Maria in their garden. Picture: Steve Williams.Paul and Maria Nielsen Bom of Henson road March. held an open garden event to raise money for cancer charities. Paul and Maria in their garden. Picture: Steve Williams.

Their hard work has proved so popular that a special coach trip of enthusiasts is planning to come from Downham Market to their home this weekend to see the garden on a private tour.

Maria and Paul Nielsen Bom put many hours into making sure their garden looks beautiful all year round and their hard work and green fingered dedication paid off when they had almost 100 visitors over the weekend bringing in £100 for charity.

Mrs Nielsen Bom, of Henson Road, March, said: “It went fantastically. Paul worked very hard and the garden looked beautiful.”

The garden will be open again on September 6 and 7 for another national open gardens weekend.

Paul and Maria Nielsen Bom of Henson road March. held an open garden event to raise money for cancer charities. Maria shows Mike and Joy Bentley around the garden. Picture: Steve Williams.Paul and Maria Nielsen Bom of Henson road March. held an open garden event to raise money for cancer charities. Maria shows Mike and Joy Bentley around the garden. Picture: Steve Williams.

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