Fullers Mill Garden

Fullers Mill

Fullers Mill is an enchanting and tranquil waterside retreat spanning seven-acres. It combines light dappled woodland with a fabulous collection of rare and unusual shrubs

Fullers Mill is enchanting but it wasn't always so. In 1958 it was created by the late Bernard Tickner MBE from rough scrub and woodland, into a surprising yet quiet waterside oasis. Working particularly with plant form and texture in addition to colour, to build a garden of truly year-round interest. Set in Bury St Edmunds in the heart of Suffolk, this seven-acre garden sits on the banks of the River Lark and Culford Stream with its own millpond. It surprises with an unusual mix of woodland and Mediterranean plants, some of which are now extinct in the wild.
In 2013, the garden was gifted to Perennial so that the garden could live on and continue to be enjoyed by the public. Whilst there, treat yourself to tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes in The Bothy Tea Room, pick up a souvenir gift or take a bit of the garden home with you by purchasing one of the plants propagated on site.

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All images kindly provided by Clive Nichols (copyright).


  • Telephone: 01284 728888
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  • Street: Fullers Mill
  • Postcode: IP28 6HD
  • City: Bury St Edmunds
  • County: Suffolk
  • Country: United Kingdom


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