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Moreton Hall Open Gardens

The next Moreton Hall Open Gardens will take place in June 2017

Second open gardens event on estate in support of charity

An open gardens event which is in its second year looks like it has doubled the amount of money it has raised for charity compared to last time.

Yesterday's Open Gardens of Moreton Hall, in Bury St Edmunds, was organised by Lucy Newell and Jessica Darnell, who own the Coffee House in Lawson Place.

A total of 25 gardens were open for visitors to explore, and there were also stalls and face painting.

Miss Newell said she thought about 120 people had turned out for the event, and estimated about £2,000 had been raised for St Nicholas Hospice Care, based in Bury.

She said: "We have had a lot more people (compared to last year), 10 more gardens and everyone is so positive about it and just want it to happen year after year and haven't even been put off by the rain. They have still been coming and buying maps and everyone's in really good spirits."

The open gardens event is part of the Coffee House's efforts in the hospice's Towergate Accumulator Challenge.

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