The Hidden Gardens of Bury St Edmunds marks its 30th year

Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens

Pictured: Roger and Susan Valiant in their garden ANL-150622-000815009
Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens Pictured: Roger and Susan Valiant in their garden ANL-150622-000815009
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Tickets are now on sale for the Hidden Gardens of Bury, which is marking its 30th anniversary this year.

Since 1987 tens of thousands of people have visited town centre gardens not normally visible from the street and more than £300,000 has been raised for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

This year’s event, on Sunday, June 19, will feature two new gardens and visitors are also being asked to help design a scheme to transform a charity’s courtyard into a therapeutic area for the people it helps.

Diane Knights, one of the organisers of Hidden Gardens, said: “Every year we get tremendous support for this event, both from the people who so generously open their gardens and the loyal visitors who come year after year.

“Hidden Gardens has been a success from year one and this year is poignant because we will be remembering Trisha Mellor who founded the event and died last summer shortly after celebrating her 100th birthday.”

Tickets costing £5 can be bought in advance from the Apex in Bury St Edmunds or on the day from Angel Hill. The programme lists all the gardens, together with a map, and the descriptions include details of steps to help people with limited mobility plan their route.