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Visitors flock to see hidden gardens in Bury St Edmunds

PUBLISHED: 15:21 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:37 19 June 2017

The annual Hidden Gardens event in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.
Thomas and Caroline Adalbert and son Billy, 5, hidden spaces in the garden of their Northgate Street home.

PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT

The annual Hidden Gardens event in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday. Thomas and Caroline Adalbert and son Billy, 5, hidden spaces in the garden of their Northgate Street home. PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT

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Around 2,000 visitors discovered the secret and unusual gardens of Bury St Edmunds at the weekend to raise money for charity.

The annual Hidden Gardens event in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.
The Quavers recorder group entertain in the garden of the Quaker Meeting House in St John's Street

PICTURE ANDY ABBOTTThe annual Hidden Gardens event in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday. The Quavers recorder group entertain in the garden of the Quaker Meeting House in St John's Street PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT

The Hidden Gardens of Bury, an annual event now in its 31st year, was held on Sunday, June 18, to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The annual Hidden Gardens event in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.
Lawford Smith entertains in College Square

PICTURE ANDY ABBOTTThe annual Hidden Gardens event in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday. Lawford Smith entertains in College Square PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT

Visitors had the chance to walk around the historic grid to view 30 gardens and other features which might normally be hidden from the public behind their facades and high walls.

The annual Hidden Gardens event in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.
The Guildhall Feoffment Trust traditional rose garden in College Square

PICTURE ANDY ABBOTTThe annual Hidden Gardens event in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday. The Guildhall Feoffment Trust traditional rose garden in College Square PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT

All the gardens were in walking distance of each other, with refreshments served and music played throughout the day at the popular event.

The annual Hidden Gardens event in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.
Hosts Terry and Coral Hadley and volunteers in  the garden of Swan House, St Mary's Square

PICTURE ANDY ABBOTTThe annual Hidden Gardens event in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday. Hosts Terry and Coral Hadley and volunteers in the garden of Swan House, St Mary's Square PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT

The money raised from this year’s event has yet to be totted up, but over three decades the event has raised more than £325,000 for the hospice. The charity, based in Bury St Edmunds, provides support to those with long-term or terminal illnesses and their families across west Suffolk and Thetford.

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