Creative St Albans gardens help support specialist care at Grove House

The Roads in Bloom winning garden

The Roads in Bloom winning garden - Credit: Archant

More than 90 residents from the London Road area of St Albans took part in the third annual Roads in Bloom competition during June and July, raising more than £800 to be split between Rennie Grove and homeless charity Open Door.

The scheme is organised by local resident David Glanville, and raised enough money to fund 20 hours of specialist care in patients’ homes or at Grove House.

Gardens attached to the predominantly Victorian and Edwardian style properties on Alexandra Road, Alma Road, Bedford Road and Inkerman Road put on a stunning display of flowers and plants in hanging baskets, troughs, tubs and window boxes as part of the theme of “be creative with your space”.

Residents in Alexandra Road took first and second place with displays in Inkerman Road gardens securing third and fourth place.

Thanks to event sponsors, Aylett Nurseries, the top four gardens won vouchers totalling £215 to spend at the nursery just south of St Albans, which also offered a 20 per cent discount to all Roads in Bloom entrants.