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Gallery: Bury St Edmunds open gardens attract the crowds

PUBLISHED: 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.”

The man arrested by police over a suspected murder in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday has been charged this evening.

Suffolk police have this evening confirmed that a man involved in a serious crash on the A11 at Barton Mills has died.

Claydon High School has been recognised for its sporting prowess by achieving the School Games Mark silver award.

Two junctions on the A12 near Kelvedon in Essex will be closed for three nights this week as bridge repair works continue.

Firefighters have been called to tackle a pile of wood and barn alight at a farm in Harleston this evening.

One of the biggest dates in Felixstowe’s summer calendar of events got off to a sun drenched start on the seaside this afternoon.

It’s the start of the school summer holidays, six weeks that are a time of both joy and pain for parents across the nation, Sheena Grant writes.

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