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Fullers Mill

Fullers Mill West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6HD, United Kingdom

This award-winning seven-acre garden is an enchanting waterside oasis set in Bury St Edmunds in the heart of Suffolk. It combines dappled woodland with a plantsman’s collection of shrubs, perennials, lilies and marginal plants to create a year-round garden.

Views of its fantastic displays of form and colour reflect off its mill pond, the River Lark and Culford Stream throughout the seasons.

Fresh with new growth in spring, the garden feels full of hope and new beginnings. Scented lilies begin a succession of flowering to create a spectacular show of fragrance and colour into summer. Textures and golden hues illuminate autumn days, and the waters sparkle in winter as snowdrops awaken.

Fullers Mill was gifted to the charity Perennial by the late Bernard Tickner in 2013 to help people in horticulture. The garden shares its tranquil and peaceful energy with visitors from 3 April to 30 October, on Wednesdays from 2-5pm, and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm.

There’s always a selection of plants and gifts to buy and tea and cake to enjoy in the garden. As RHS Partner Garden of the Year Midlands and East of England, its visitors describe it as “a truly magical and very special garden” “a gardener’s paradise” and “a garden begging one to return”.

It’s hard to imagine life without gardens like Fullers Mill. Green spaces sustain, nurture and support us, but they also tell the story of the people who grow, tend, protect, design and build them. Despite the contribution their work makes to our collective wellbeing, people working with plants, trees, flowers or grass need help. Jobs in horticulture can be hard – seasonal, low paid and dependent on good health and family support. 36% more people asked Perennial for support last year, and as the only UK charity helping everyone working in or retired from horticulture and their families, the charity relies on the support of all of us who enjoy the benefits of their hard work.

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Opening Times

3rd April – 30th October


14.00 - 17.00

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

11.00 - 17.00

The last admission to our gardens is one hour before the advertised closing time.


Adult - Standard Admission


Adult - Gift Aid Admission


Children (Under 16's)


Annual Membership


Free entry for RHS members on Wednesday afternoons



Car Parking

Disabled Access


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