Welcome to The Hidden Gardens of Bury
Historically The Hidden Gardens of Bury has been held on Father’s Day but the feedback from many of our garden hosts has been that a couple of weeks later works better for their gardens to be fully in bloom and so the date will be the 3rd of July this year. The Hidden Gardens is one of our flagship events and all money raised is given to St Nicholas Hospice Care.
We have over 30 gardens showcasing this year.
We will be running our Celebrate your Gardens event from 3rd June – 31st July with a variety of online talks and tours in and around Bury St Edmunds.
We are focusing this year on how to encourage wildlife into our gardens
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.
Thank you to all who helped raise an amazing £22,500 in 2021.
A truly amazing result considering the Covid restrictions we had to work within.
The gardens open this year will be listed in the programme
– which is also the ticket –
with a map to plan your visit
2022 will be the 35th year of Hidden Gardens and it has now raised over £375,000 for the local hospice.
We hope you will enjoy being a part of this wonderful summer event which raises money for such a good cause.
Most of the gardens belong to old properties where there may be steps, so please take care.