May 20 2013 Latest news:
By Mariam Ghaemi
Thursday, June 7, 2012
HIDDEN gardens which offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of a busy market town will be open to the public later this month.
Bury St Edmunds residents will welcome visitors to their garden havens as part of the town’s annual Hidden Gardens event, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. More than 30 gardens behind historic houses and walls will be on the trail.
Among the townspeople taking part are Vicki and Henry Saltmarsh, who first welcomed visitors to their garden in Westgate Street in 2006. At their “country wildlife garden” cakes and refreshments will be on offer as well as games for children to play with.
Mr Saltmarsh, 66, said: “We are in the middle of the town and you cannot imagine there’s much in the way of gardens when you walk down the street and then you go round the back and there’s every sort of garden you can imagine.”
Tickets can be bought in advance from the Tourist Information Centre in Angel Hill, Bury, or on the day from Angel Hill.
The gardens are open from 11am to 5pm, on Sunday, June 17.