Fullers Mill Garden opens for the new season

Fullers Mill Garden at West Stow near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk opens for the 2015 season today (1 April), ahead of the Easter weekend. The garden is open every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until the end of September. Visitors will be able to enjoy the fantastic displays of spring bulbs and blossom in the enchanting seven-acre garden, as well as treat themselves to tea and delicious homemade cake, making it an ideal location for an Easter Weekend outing.

Owned and managed by Perennial, Fullers Mill is the life’s work of Bernard Tickner, who has spent over 50 years developing it. Located in a magical spot on the banks of the River Lark, the garden combines a beautiful woodland site with a huge range of rare and unusual shrubs, perennials, lilies and marginal plants.

Bernard Tickner moved to Fullers Mill in 1958 and began making the garden in what was an area of rough scrub and woodland. He entrusted it to Perennial, the charity that is dedicated to helping horticulturists, two years ago in order to secure its future so that visitors will still be able to enjoy the garden in years to come. Bernard Tickner had placed the garden in a charitable trust a decade ago and he continues to fully fund it.

Visitor Information:

Opening Times:

Fullers Mill Garden opens for the 2015 season on Wednesday 1st April

From April until end of September Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 2 – 5pm

Entry Prices:

Standard admission £4.00
Gift Aid admission £4.40

Friends Membership: (valid for one year) £12 individual and £20 for a family

Address: Fullers Mill Garden, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6HD

Tel: 01284 728888

Tea, cake and plants are for sale. Group Visits are welcome but booking is essential

Further information about visiting Fullers Mill Garden can be found at: www.fullersmillgarden.org.uk

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ABOUT PERENNIAL:

Perennial offers free, confidential advice and support to everyone working in or retired from horticulture and their families, including gardeners, landscapers, nursery and garden centre staff, parks and grounds care staff and tree surgeons. People turn to Perennial for financial and emotional help in times of need because of disability, sickness, poverty, financial hardship and old age – although increasingly younger people are seeking their assistance. Many individuals describe the services Perennial offers as a ‘lifeline’. The work of Perennial depends entirely on voluntary donations from the horticultural industry and the garden-loving public.

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For all media enquiries, interviews, photographs and additional information, please contact:

Clare Johnson | clare@bloom-pr.co.uk | 07815 041635

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