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Gallery: Bury St Edmunds open gardens attract the crowds

12:40 17 June 2014

Melanie Shuttler enjoys the roses in one of the gardens at 44 College Street during Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens event.

Melanie Shuttler enjoys the roses in one of the gardens at 44 College Street during Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens event.

More than 2,000 people explored a wealth of gardens concealed behind walls and facades in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.

The annual Hidden Gardens of Bury event is a fundraiser for St Nicholas Hospice Care, last year raising £23,000.

This year well over 2,500 tickets were sold and 37 gardens were included in the programme.

There were also two ‘pop up’ gardens: artist Rosie Copeland’s garden in Southgate Street and Pauline Judge’s in Well Street.

Jill Carter, one of the organisers, said: “Among visitors this year were a coach party from Southend and garden lovers from Australia visiting Suffolk friends.

“Thirsty and peckish visitors were spoilt for choice with refreshments including cream teas, cakes and ice creams available at many gardens, while others went home with armfuls of plants.

“A thank you party will be held in early July for the garden owners who have generously opened their gardens when a cheque will be handed over to St Nicholas Hospice Care.”

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