Snowdrops are a hit with visitors to Gable House

Members of the public enjoy Snow drop day in the gardens of John and Brenda Foster in Redisham.John

Members of the public enjoy Snow drop day in the gardens of John and Brenda Foster in Redisham.John Foster (left) with his neighbour Michael Broadhurst - Credit: Nick Butcher

More than 350 people enjoyed the snowdrops day held at Gable House in Redisham on Sunday.

Members of the public enjoy Snow drop day in the gardens of John and Brenda Foster in Redisham.

John and Brenda Foster opened their garden for more than 40 years to showcase their collection of snowdrops, aconites and cyclamen. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Owners John and Brenda Foster opened their garden to visitors as part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS).

The keen gardeners have been doing this for the past 38 years and have raised more than £40,000 for the NGS charities.

Mrs Foster said: “We had a really lovely day with 356 people coming through the garden gate.

“We also provided more than 50 soup lunches and it was a busy day for us but one which was thoroughly enjoyable.”


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The couple have been collecting snowdrops for more than 30 years and the one-acre plot has a superb collection.

“This is always a popular event and one which we look forward to every year,” said Mrs Foster.

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“With 356 people through the gate we were able to raise £2,000 for the NGS and a further £250 for St Peter’s Church.”

She added: “We were fortunate to have help from our family and neighbours on the day.”

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