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Partner Garden of the Year Regional Finalist

FULLERS MILL

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

West Stow
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 6HD

Follow signs off A1101 to Anglo-Saxon village; continue past the entrance to the Anglo-Saxon Village garden is approx. 0.6miles on the right and a sign is at the entrance.

7 acres

Tel
01284 728888

Visit website

Opening Hours

Wed, 2pm–5pm; Fri, Sat & Sun, 11am–5pm; 1 Apr–30 Oct.

Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) applies Wed.

Facilities

  • Assistance dogs only
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Parking
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Pond or lake
  • Water garden
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Perennial (please contact below member of staff on their behalf)

Fullers Mill is an enchanting and tranquil 2.8 hectare (7 acre) creation on the banks of the River Lark. It combines a beautiful site of light dappled woodland with a plantsman’s collection of unusual shrubs, perennials, lilies and marginal plants. The garden offers year-round interest. It was created by the late Bernard Tickner MBE (1924–2017). He moved to Fullers Mill in 1958 and spent more than 50 years creating the garden you see today from rough scrub and woodland. 

Visitors can explore the magical gardens around the Mill Pond planted with massed primulas, the majestic displays of lilies in the Top Garden, the Strip with its bed of sun-loving plants and views across the lake, and the Low Garden where the mix of shady areas and sunny glades offers ideal conditions for a whole range of charming woodland plants. 

In 2013, the garden was gifted to the charity Perennial – the UK’s only charity that looks after people in horticulture and their families at any stage of life – for its long-term preservation.

Head gardener Annie Dellbridge and her team of gardeners and volunteers maintain the garden for the enjoyment of visitors from April to October.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Hellebores
  • Hostas
  • Irises
  • Lilies
  • Primulas
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.