Thetford gardens were in full bloom at annual open day

From left to right: Lydia Turner, Kate Woods, Greg White, Rachel Woods, Karen-Emma White and Ben Tur

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 - Credit: Archant

Blossoming gardens opened their gates at Thetford Open Gardens.

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

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

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 Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Most gardens took a twist on the usual proceedings.

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

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant


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

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

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

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

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.

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

The Salvation Army's Knitted garden for the Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

The Salvation Army's Knitted garden for the Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Keith Goldsmith has opened his gardens for the Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Keith Goldsmith has opened his gardens for the Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Ola babatunde has opened his garden for theTheford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Ola babatunde has opened his garden for theTheford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Thetford open gardens. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

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