Hidden Gardens will help support St Nicholas Hospice Care

A special fundraising event will give visitors a glimpse of some of the best gardens Bury St Edmunds has to offer.

Now in its 32nd year the Hidden Gardens of Bury event, which over the years has raised more than £300,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care, takes place on Sunday, June 17.

With around 30 gardens on show visitors will be able to discover the secret patios, lawns, borders, vegetable gardens, greenhouses and other features usually shielded from view behind their facades and high walls.

Miranda McCoy, St Nicholas Hospice Care community fundraiser, said: “It’s hard to believe this event has been going for 32 years. Our visitors come from far and wide; some are keen gardeners, while others are just happy to sample the delights of what Bury has to offer. It is a lovely way to spend the day and an opportunity to see what delights there are hidden in the centre of town.

“There is a real sense of community spirit as well – the Hidden Gardens of Bury is truly a wonderful event and I hope lots of people come and enjoy the day with us.”

All gardens are within walking distance of each other and are listed in the event’s programme, which includes a map. Certain hosts will be serving refreshments and there will be music in some of the gardens too.

The event runs from 11am to 5pm, with programmes available for a suggested donation of £5. They can be bought on the day from the Hidden Gardens marquee on Angel Hill from 10.30am, or in advance from the Tourist Information Point in the cathedral’s shop.

Pictured above is St Nicholas Hospice Care’s community fundraiser Miranda McCoy busy ensuring this year’s Hidden Gardens runs without a hitch.

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