Hidden gardens in Bury St Edmunds in full bloom for hospice
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.
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.
“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.