Fullers Mill Garden
Fullers Mill garden is an enchanting 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 rare and unusual shrubs, perennials, lilies and marginal plants. Bernard Tickner, the founder, has spent over 50 years designing and creating the garden, working particularly with plant form and texture in addition to colour, to build a garden of truly year-round interest.
The garden consists of the Top Garden, The River Lark and Mill Pond, The Quandaries, The Low Garden and The Strip. Fullers Mill cottage has it's own private garden which is still owned by the family but is not open to the public.
The garden is open from the 2nd April to the end September on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays 2 - 5pm. Tea, coffee, delicious home-made cake and plants are for sale. Disabled access is possible through most of the garden and toilet facilities are available. There is an entrance fee of £4.00 standard admission and £4.40 Gift Aid admission. If you would like to read more about the garden, a leaflet is available here for download. Our garden also features in the
Private visits from groups and individuals are welcomed throughout the year by prior arrangement. Children are welcomed provided they are under the close supervision of an adult. Dogs are not permitted in the garden.
Fullers Mill Garden is 5 miles north-west of Bury St Edmunds. Turn off the A1101 (Bury to Mildenhall road) sign posted West Stow Anglo Saxon Village. Continue past the entrance to the Anglo Saxon Village (Country Park) towards West Stow village: Fullers Mill Garden is 0.6 miles from the park and is clearly signed at the entrance. (Map details: OS Grid Reference TL810 714. Postcode IP28 6HD).
FEATURE in October 2011 BBC Gardens Illustrated..... Click here for a PDF copy.
Launched in 2011, the Friends of Fullers Mill Garden has been established to help conserve this special garden and to enable visitors to share more fully in its pleasures through the seasons. We do hope that you will consider joining us, for further information please visit our Friends Page.