Damp weather for Thetford Open Gardens

Gardens in Thetford were magnificent with flowers and plants on Sunday as part of an annual event to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Although organisers said Thetford Open Gardens was slightly quieter than usual because of rain on the day, thousands of pounds was raised for the Bury-based charity.

Some 36 gardens were open to people and visitors included South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss.

Organiser Liz Hodgson said she believed the total amount raised was around �2,000 less than previous years, but said the money was still being added up.

'It was very wet at the start but it brightened up and more people went round, though not really as many as previous years,' she said. 'I think the gardens were lovely and the owners worked so hard - it was just a bit disappointing as for some in the centre of Thetford there were as many people as you needed but not in the outskirts, which was a shame.'

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