People enjoy the Bishop’s Gardens in Norwich

People enjoyed admiring the beautiful surrounds of the Bishop's Gardens as part of Norwich's Lord Mayor's Celebrations.

The historic gardens were opened to the public today to raise funds for The Grove, a care home in East Carleton that is run by Leonard Cheshire Disability.

David Barrett, coordinator of The Grove, said the gardens were a wonderful setting to hold a fundraiser and expressed his thanks to the Bishop.

He said the money raised at the event would go towards paying for outings, arts materials, books and other things for the residents.

Lucy Taylor, 53, and Sean Wood, 53, both from the north of the city, said they liked to visit the gardens every year.

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Sean said: 'It is great to be able to see the city and the cathedral from a perspective you don't normally get to see.'

Lucy said she enjoyed getting ideas for her own garden.

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'It is a lovely peaceful afternoon,' she said.

As well as enjoying the gardens, people were also able to browse a number of stalls, take part in a grand draw and some traditional fete games like pin the tail on the donkey.

Mr Barrett said The Grove was also going to be holding an open gardens event at East Carleton to mark the 50th anniversary of the centre on September 4 from 2pm until 4pm

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