We hope to welcome you to Fullers Mill Garden very soon. To help you make the most of your trip to our corner of Suffolk, we have listed below some of the other local attractions of interest.
Other gardens & attractions
Lackford Lakes, managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trusts, lie beside the River Lark and have been created from former gravel pits. Lackford Lakes is a wonderfully diverse reserve with meadows, woodland, reed beds and streams. The Visitor Centre is open from Wednesday – Sunday and on Bank Holidays – 10am to 4pm 1st November to 31st March and 10am to 5pm 1st April to 31st October. The reserve and hide network are open from dawn to dusk every day.
The Interesting Plant Nursery
The Interesting Plant Nursery runs the annual Suffolk Nurseries Plant Fair and also supply plants to Fullers Mill Garden.
Wyken Hall, Vineyards & The Leaping Hare
The 4 acre garden at Wyken Hall, created by Sir Kenneth and Lady Carla Carlisle over the past 30 years, nestles around the old manor house that sits at the heart of this Suffolk estate. The fine dining restaurant, The Leaping Hare, sits on the Estate and the vineyards can be reached by a short walk from the restaurant.
Anglo Saxon Village, West Stow
What was it like in early Anglo-Saxon times? Perhaps we will never really know but at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village you can walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, explore their homes and see the evidence for yourself – then make up your own mind.
Wideham Farm Equestrian Centre
Wideham Farm hosts a new purpose-built facility incorporating the old re-built barn and stables. It is set in 47 acres of light free draining soil and offers wonderful hacking in the forest all year round with direct access to Kings Forest and Icknield Way and so absolutely no roadwork!
Places to stay
West Stow Hall
West Stow Hall is an historic 16th century privately run bed and breakfast with 2 en-suite bedrooms and a family suite, available to guests. The Hall also offers a self contained studio in the grounds of the hall which is available to rent. Situated in the heart of Suffolk, close to Bury St Edmunds, with 6 acres of tranquil woods, streams and gardens, West Stow Hall is a perfect place for relaxing after exploring the lovely towns and villages of Suffolk and Norfolk.
Flempton Forge – Holiday Cottage
Situated in the village of Flempton in the lovely Lark Valley this beautifully converted 18th century forge is available to rent. Flempton Forge has been sensitively restored presenting a lovely one bedroom, fully self-contained holiday cottage with private garden and secure parking.
West Stow Pods
The West Stow Pods are situated within a mature wodland setting which is home to a heathly and diversified wildlife. Within the immediate vicinity there are numerous walks and tracks along the River Lark, Culford and Lackford Lakes and a variety of forest walks within the Kings Forest.
Garden opening times
To be confirmed
Fullers Mill Garden is an RHS Partner Garden, with RHS members entitled to free entry on Wednesday afternoons.
Private visits from groups are welcomed throughout the year by prior arrangement, with guided tours available from staff and plenty of parking for coaches.
Tea, coffee and delicious home-made cakes are available to purchase from the Bothy. Plants propagated from the garden are available for sale.
Assistance dogs only please.