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People from across Suffolk flock to Hidden Gardens of Clare




The Hidden Gardens of Clare were a 'roaring success', according to its organiser.

People from across Suffolk flocked to the town to enjoy gardens of all different sizes and themes.

15 gardens opened to help raise money for Clare in Bloom and the Clare Christmas lights fund.

Alaric Pugh in his garden. Picture: Mecha Morton
Alaric Pugh in his garden. Picture: Mecha Morton

Event organiser, Nickie Carpenter, said: “We had more people than we have had before.

"We organised it knowing how thing were, but most people said that they were happy to be out and we felt it was a roaring success.

“The town felt busy and lively and lots of people were out."

Judy Slinn in her garden, Clare Hidden Gardens 2021.
Judy Slinn in her garden, Clare Hidden Gardens 2021.

The event, which is organised by Clare in Bloom, was the first to take place since the Covid-19 pandemic.

The total money raised will be split between Clare in Bloom and the Christmas lights fund after it was decided in a meeting in March.

Nickie added: "There were a lot of questions answered, and it is just lovely to be with people who are interested in what you are interested in.

"We were in the open air, so people were relaxed and we stayed in the garden the whole time. We also had a volunteer group offering refreshments in the vicarage garden."

The total money raised is yet to be finalised.

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