Highdown photo competition winner’s gift to her mum The winner of a photographi…


Highdown photo competition winner’s gift to her mum

The winner of a photographic competition to celebrate Worthing’s spectacular Highdown Gardens snapped up some blooming lovely prizes – and in a caring gesture gave them to her mum to enjoy.

Katie Wade, whose mother Deborah suffers from Alzheimer’s, has enjoyed visits to the town’s hidden gem attraction with her family since she was a child.

Now a mother herself, she immediately thought of her mum when she found out she was the winner of Take Highdown Home, a competition to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Frederick Stern, founder of the pioneering gardens which are home to a national collection of rare trees and plants.

Competition entrants were invited to submit their favourite photos of Highdown, with the winners receiving their choice from a selection of plants grown at the gardens which are owned and maintained by Worthing Borough Council.

Katie’s winning picture, Cherry Blossom, was snapped on her Samsung Galaxy S6 phone while visiting Highdown in the spring with her mum and aunt.

Keen photographer Katie said:

“We’ve always been fond of Highdown Gardens. It’s such a tranquil place and it changes with the seasons, so there’s always something different to see.

“I’m giving the plants to my mum as she has Alzheimer’s and nothing makes her happier than sitting in her garden with my dad around the flowers….”

Read the full article about the Highdown 50 Competition winners here: https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/news/pr17-111.html

🌺Worthing Borough Council is currently applying for a £900,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant to safeguard Highdown’s future and garden-lovers have until 14th August 2017 to get behind the bid by taking part in an online survey. 🌼Find out more at highdowngardens.co.uk/survey🌼

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