Lily-sniffing is back in vogue as village gardens open

BLOOMING GOOD: Renowned Boxford garden set to open as part of village event next month.
BLOOMING GOOD: Renowned Boxford garden set to open as part of village event next month.

Twins Ollie and Rosie Setterfield, nine, admire the beautiful Crown Imperials in their garden, one of 20 open for Boxford Open Gardens on June 2, from 11am.

Their Chequers garden is famous for lilies grown by former owner the late Jenny Robinson, a member of the Royal Horticultural Society’s lily committee. She was known for holding lily-sniffing parties when the plants were at their best and, after she died in 2010, some of her collection were taken to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. For further information on the event, in aid of St Mary’s Church, call Angela Tolputt on 01787 212264.