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A RECORD £3,200 was raised at a successful and rain-free plant sale and open garden at Rookery House, Mark.

The event had more than 300 visitors and was held to raise funds for the Somerset Wildlife Trust.

Norman Lees, of the trust, said: “Thanks go to everyone who was able to help by providing plants, cakes and raffle prizes, or assisting in the organisation for the event and on the day, and by coming to buy.

“Thanks also to Gill Isgar and Mark and Ricky Popham for the use of the field as the car park – essential for this event at this location.”