Shoots of success bloom in Hidden Gardens event

The Bury St Edmunds hidden garden event, raising money for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The Bury St Edmunds hidden garden event, raising money for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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There was a definite feel good factor in Bury on Sunday as hundreds called in to enjoy the town’s Hidden Gardens event.

Some 32 gardens revelead their secrets after being carefully tended by gardening enthusiasts. From tiny to grand visitors enjoyed a stroll around the borders and pottered among the pots enjoying tasty refreshments, plant sales and some musical interludes.

One visitor described it as ‘a peach of a day’ and organisers say many visitors brought extra custom to the town for the restaurants, cafés and shops.

This was the 27th Hidden Gardens and is expected to raise thousands for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Sue Long, community fund-raiser, said: “It was Bury at its best and this year we had a lot of first time visitors. The feel good factor was fantastic and I think that was reflected in the town too. It was a fabulous day and the weather was perfect.”

Among the attractions was a small garden in Church Walks which showed a water saving feature and roof feature while a home in Maynewater Lane had a model steam engine on show.