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Thetford gardens were in full bloom at annual open day

PUBLISHED: 19:42 23 June 2019 | UPDATED: 09:19 25 June 2019

From left to right: Lydia Turner, Kate Woods, Greg White, Rachel Woods, Karen-Emma White and Ben Turner organisers of Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

From left to right: Lydia Turner, Kate Woods, Greg White, Rachel Woods, Karen-Emma White and Ben Turner organisers of Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

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Blossoming gardens opened their gates at Thetford Open Gardens.

Suzanne and Tim Norman who have opened their garden for theThetford open gardens. Picture: Ella WilkinsonSuzanne and Tim Norman who have opened their garden for theThetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Now in its 13th year, an assortment of 33 gardens were open to the public in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care on Sunday.

Proceeds were raised by a £5 programme which was available before the event and included descriptions written by each garden owner.

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella WilkinsonThetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Most gardens took a twist on the usual proceedings.

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Rachel Wood, 67, said: "It's not Chelsea gardens, it's homeowner's gardens. People are inspired not intimidated."

One such garden, for example, enticed onlookers with cocktail and cake.

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella WilkinsonThetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

While another gardener had installed a bee hive in her backyard, and was selling honey for the hospice.

Even potential bad weather wasn't a problem, as one of the gardens was made entirely from knitted wool.

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella WilkinsonThetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

One of the highlights was a gardener who proved that size didn't matter. Offering his display as a series of potted plants, he didn't let his small garden dampen his efforts.

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