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Discover hidden gardens in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond

Step inside some of Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham and Clare's enchanting hidden gardens...

As summer arrives, the gardens of Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham and Clare come into bloom and welcome visitors to step inside... From the large open gardens of the Abbey of St Edmund to small courtyards nestled down historic cobbled streets - a visit to the many hidden gardens is the perfect way to spend a summer's day!

Lavenham Hidden Gardens - 9th June

Wander through a wonderful selection of Lavenham gardens and places of interest between 11am to 5pm. 

In the centre of the town, there will also be a covered market on the Market Place, showcasing local nurseries and stalls selling garden-related sundries with everything from bulbs and plants to garden structures and curios and you can carry home your haul in one of the specially designed calico bags! 

Tickets and programmes are now available from outlets through out the village. £5.00 each.

Clare Open Gardens - 9th June

After you've explored Lavenham, make the short drive to the charming town of Clare; There will be 16 gardens of all shapes and sizes open between 11am and 5pm with refreshments and plant stalls also on offer. £5 will admit you to all gardens for as long as you like and children are free!

Tickets are available from any of the open gardens on the day or beforehand from the following businesses in Clare High Street : Pharmacy, Harris and Harris, Hudgies.

Bury St Edmunds Hidden Gardens - Sunday 16th June 

Bury St Edmunds has many fine and historic buildings, but Hidden Gardens gives people the chance to discover the secret patios, lawns, borders, vegetable gardens, greenhouses and other features behind their facades and high walls.

All the gardens are in the town centre and within walking distance of each other, although with about 30 different ones to see you may want to concentrate on a handful and take a break to soak up the garden party atmosphere and enjoy the refreshments on offer.

Some of these gardens have been tended for many generations, while others are only now coming to maturity or are still very new. Be prepared to be surprised and inspired.

And of course there are plenty of unhidden gardens on offer in the town, including the award-winning Abbey Gardens and the historic garden at Bury St Edmunds Guildall; this pretty sensory garden, is stocked with native plants including herbs and roses. Plants include herbs from through the ages and a rose garden. 

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