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Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Wyken Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP31 2DW

9 miles north-east from Bury St Edmunds; follow brown tourist signs from A143 at Ixworth to Wyken Vineyards.

4 acres

01359 250262

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Opening Hours

Wed–Fri & Sun, 1pm–5pm, 1 Apr–30 Sep.


Non-member adult £5.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open (except 24 Apr & 28–29 May).


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


  • Colour themed borders
  • Cottage planting
  • Herbaceous border
  • Wildflower meadow

About the garden

Owned by
Sir Kenneth Carlisle

The garden at Wyken is ingeniously designed: a series of old-style gardens to complement the Elizabethan house. These include a knot garden, herb garden, traditional English kitchen garden, wildflower meadows, nuttery and a copper beech maze. All are in scale with the house and the farmland around. Stylish and well maintained, this is one of the best modern private gardens in the country. The restaurant features in the Good Food Guide. The 'Giant Stride' (a sort of revolving maypole) was added to commemorate the millennium.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Clematis
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Delphiniums
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Laburnum
  • Roses
  • Spring bulbs
  • Topiary
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

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.