Celebrate our Gardens

with St Nicholas Hospice

Join us for our series of online events, Celebrate our Gardens, as we hear about the green spaces around Bury St Edmunds.

This idea was originally planned as a virtual guide for the St Nicholas Hospice Hidden Gardens on the assumption that Hidden Gardens might not take place due to lock-down. However in course of filming it became more and more about Bury in Bloom – If we had commissioned it ourselves it wouldn’t have been a lot different.

In 2020 St Nicholas Hospice finances were pretty well crippled as all their charity shops were closed. Bury in Bloom have associated themselves and are supporting the Hospice in their garden as well as getting signed books by the author of the Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, for an auction.

Watch this talk by David Irvine from Bury in Bloom about the community spaces around Bury St Edmunds and the project of storytelling about the history of Bury St Edmunds created on our green space roundabouts. Watch on YouTube here

Metal sculptor, Nigel Kaines, discusses the process of creating the pieces and Andrew Brain from Woolpit Nurseries explains the planting schemes and logistics of creating floral schemes within the town. We also speak to David Irvine, Bury in Bloom Co-ordinator.

They discuss the importance of Bury in Bloom in creating a town festooned with flowers throughout the summer and how they are working on sustainability and water harvesting.

This event will be available to view from 20 June to 11 July. Here is a link

All of our pre-recorded events are free to watch, but we are grateful for any donations towards the work of the Hospice.

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