Perennial, is thrilled that Fullers Mill Garden in Suffolk, is the RHS Partner Garden of the Year Midlands and East of England.
Fullers Mill is a quiet waterside oasis in Bury St Edmunds, re-created by the late Bernard Tickner MBE from rough scrub and woodland. The seven-acre garden sits on the banks of the River Lark and Culford Stream with its own millpond. It combines a beautiful light dappled woodland with a plantsman’s collection of unusual shrubs, perennials, lilies and marginal plants.
Retaining its title for a subsequent year, the RHS congratulated the garden on being the regional finalist for the second time, voted for by its loyal visitors and supporters who describe the garden as “A truly magical and very special garden…,” “…a gardener’s paradise…” and “…a garden begging one to return…”
Peter Newman, Chief Executive at Perennial, says: “I am thrilled that Fullers Mill, for the second year running, has been voted as the RHS Partner Garden of the Year in the Midlands and East of England. The late Bernard Tickner and his wife would be so pleased to know that their beautiful and tranquil creation, which is so skillfully maintained by Head Gardener Annie Dellbridge and her team of staff and volunteers, continues to delight garden and plant lovers.”
Head Gardener Annie Dellbridge, adds: “We are delighted to retain our title and extremely proud to know that our visitors love the garden as much as we do. Thank you to all who voted for us, we look forward to welcoming new and regular visitors to the garden for another year.”
Voters’ comments about the garden:
“A truly magical and very special garden in a most inspiring setting, every corner of which reflects the passion and dedication of those who work to maintain and develop it. Fullers Mill is a place to find peace and tranquillity amongst an array of interesting plants at any time of the year; its atmosphere is truly unique. Simply a gardener’s paradise!
“It is down a long drive of pine trees in the middle of a forest which opens out into the most delightful well stocked garden with the river Lark running through it. Beautifully cared for all year round and a garden begging one to return and return. Total tranquillity!”