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Thousands raised for hospital at north Norfolk plant day

PUBLISHED: 14:11 31 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:11 31 May 2019

Thousands turned out for the Creake Abbey Plant Lovers' Day. Picture: Creake Abbey

Thousands turned out for the Creake Abbey Plant Lovers' Day. Picture: Creake Abbey

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A Plant Lovers' Day in north Norfolk has raised £4,000 for a nearby hospital.

Thousands turned out for the Creake Abbey Plant Lovers' Day. Picture: Creake AbbeyThousands turned out for the Creake Abbey Plant Lovers' Day. Picture: Creake Abbey

The money raised at the event at Creake Abbey, between Fakenham and Burnham Market, on Saturday, May 25 will go to the Wells Community Hospital Trust.

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More than 1,600 visitors attended the Plant Lovers' Day to view over 30 specialist plant nurseries from across the UK.

Diana Brocklebank Scott, owner of Creake Abbey, said: "We were delighted to have such fantastic turnout.

Thousands turned out for the Creake Abbey Plant Lovers' Day. Picture: Creake AbbeyThousands turned out for the Creake Abbey Plant Lovers' Day. Picture: Creake Abbey

"The nurserymen were consistently busy all day selling plants and dispensing plant care and gardening advice. The whole event had such a great atmosphere and many visitors made a day of it."

The latest fundraising means £28,000 has now been raised for the Wells Community Hospital Trust over the 12 years that the event has been running.

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