Garden events in aid of St Nic's
Showcasing the wonderful efforts of our open garden supporters
Our garden events are always popular dates in our calendar
We are pleased that our gardeners are excited to open their gates and we can start planning for the coming months.
Please keep an eye on this page as we announce further details.
Join us at one of our garden events this summer
Save the dates for the following events. More details will be published shortly. Please note that details are subject to change, in line with government guidelines.
Hidden Gardens of Bury
Hidden Gardens of Bury 2021 will see a variety of gardens, often hidden from view, open their gates on 11 July in a bid to raise funds for the Hospice.
While planning for the event continues, visitors can be sure there will be a wonderful array of beautiful and tranquil green spaces to enjoy.
All the gardens are in the town centre are within walking distance of each other. The event, which is sponsored by Bedford Estate Agents and Ellison Solicitors, gives people the chance to discover the secret patios, lawns, borders, vegetable gardens, greenhouses and much more besides.
Please note that all details regarding this year’s Hidden Gardens event are subject to change at short notice, so we recommend checking the event’s website (www.hiddengardens.co.uk) regularly for updates. All government guidance and guidelines that may be relevant at the time of the event will be adhered to, and visitors are asked to respect any measures in place.
Celebrate Our Gardens
Alongside the Hidden Gardens event, the Hospice will be running a virtual programme too.
Celebrate our Gardens will run from June 20 to July 11 and includes virtual tours of supporters’ gardens, as well as podcasts from garden designers, peat-free compost specialists and plant specialists, and we are planning a special talk that will detail the history of some of the town’s wonderful homes and gardens.
Thetford Open Gardens
Kindly organised by the Thetford Open Gardens team, this year’s event will be held over two dates.
On 6 June, a dozen gardens will be open showcasing the early roses and summer flowers, with around the same number of gardens opening on 27 June. Visitors can expect some new gardens as well as favourites from previous years.
Refreshments and plants will also be available.
Open Garden in Melford Road, Sudbury
Conrad and Colette Bentley are generously opening their garden in Melford Road, Sudbury, in aid of the Hospice.
This long narrow Victorian garden is divided into several ‘rooms’, with a large pond attracting amphibians and dragonflies and plants and shrubs which welcome many varieties of birds, butterflies and bees.
The garden will be open on 26 and 27 June.
Spring is in the air in Thetford!
As we prepare for our programme of garden events, our supporters have been sharing photographs of spring flowers taken in their local area.
As well as being the chairperson for Bury Photographic Society, Jo Sweetman is a long-term supporter of St Nic’s, and hopes these photos will provide an armchair view of the beautiful spring flowers adorning our parks and gardens.