Hidden gardens in Bury St Edmunds in full bloom for hospice

Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens''Pictured: Mary and John Kent in their garden ANL-150622-001349009
Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens''Pictured: Mary and John Kent in their garden ANL-150622-001349009
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Around 2,400 people were given a peek at colourful gardens of all shapes and sizes around Bury St Edmunds town centre in aid of a vital charity.

Thirty emerald havens were show-cased in the 29th annual Hidden Gardens event on Sunday to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens''Pictured: Joy and James Knowles in their garden ANL-150622-001133009

Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens''Pictured: Joy and James Knowles in their garden ANL-150622-001133009

The variety ranged from small courtyards to large gardens with stunning green fingered creativity and features such as herbaceous borders, vegetables, mature trees and a rose garden.

Diane Knights, one of the organisers, said the event taps into people’s ‘intrigue’ to see vibrant green spaces which are often hidden behind brick walls.

“It was a fabulous day, she said. “The weather was perfect and we had a good turnout of people.

“There was a lovely atmosphere around the town.

Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens''Pictured: Harry Kingsnorth (3) having fun visiting the gardens ANL-150622-001306009

Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens''Pictured: Harry Kingsnorth (3) having fun visiting the gardens ANL-150622-001306009

“We had lot of people making lots of lovely comments.”

As well as favourites such as homes in College Street, Whiting Street, Northgate Street, Crown Street and Westgate Street, there were two new entries in Angel Hill with cottage-style planting for butterflies and bees and a traditional large garden in Garland Street.

The event has raised about £330,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care including last year’s record of £24,483.

Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens''Pictured Brother and Sister Karl and Emma Rees in their Fathers garden ANL-150622-001044009

Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens''Pictured Brother and Sister Karl and Emma Rees in their Fathers garden ANL-150622-001044009