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The outdoors...Sudbury's Spring Open Gardens
The outdoors...Sudbury's Spring Open Gardens
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RESIDENTS will be opening up their gardens for all to see next weekend in the name of charity.

Sudbury Spring Open Gardens, an annual event featuring a selection of the town’s best kept gardens will be taking place from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday April 30 and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, May 1.

The event, which has been running for more than 30 years, aims to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care, a charity that provides support for people living with life shortening illnesses.

Organiser Maria Mills-Farinas, who has been involved in the open gardens for 17 years, said: “It is a very special day for the town.

“It brings hundreds of people out visiting the gardens and is not only for the ones who love gardening and have a keen interest in plants and flowers, but for many others who fancy a day out enjoying the food and drink donated by many hosts.”

In total there will be 23 gardens on display over the weekend as well as a number of exhibitions, plant sales and a raffle.

Programmes, which allow admission into all the gardens showing, cost £3.50 and will be available from the Hospice’s charity stall on Sudbury market this Saturday, and at the gardens on the weekend of the event.

For more information contact Maria on 07974564575.