Gallery: Bright blooms come to live during open garden day in Boxford

Boxford open gardens day. 21 gardens opened to the public. Pictured in her garden at Weavers House i

Boxford open gardens day. 21 gardens opened to the public. Pictured in her garden at Weavers House is Maggie Thorpe. - Credit: Archant

A riot of colour, sweet scents and blissfully bright weather greeted visitors to one of Suffolk’s best-loved open garden events.

The gates to around 20 properties in the village of Boxford were opened to the public on Sunday, including one created by the late lily specialist and gardening book contributer, Jenny Robinson.

Garden designer, Angela Tolputt, who lives in the village, was behind this year’s event, which was the 16th annual Boxford Gardens Open Day.

She said: “The specimens grown by Jenny Robinson at her Chequers home were so important that when she died three years ago at the age of 94 and her house was put on the market, some of her plants were taken to be preserved in Kew Gardens.”

Among the wealth of plants on show at the weekend were a climbing Rosa ‘Veilchenblau’, the highly-scented honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum ‘Belgica’ and flower beds brimming with delphiniums. Money raised from the £4.50 entry fee will go to St Mary’s Church fund.


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