Date – 21 May 2022
Time – 11:00 am
Where – Fullers Mill Garden, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6HD. View Map

Booking is now open for our next Chartered Institute Visit to Fullers Mill Gardens in Suffolk via this link:


Fullers Mill is an enchanting and tranquil seven-acre creation on the banks of the River Lark. It combines a beautiful site of light dappled woodland with a plantsman’s collection of unusual shrubs, perennials, lilies and marginal plants. It is a garden of truly year-round interest.

The garden was created by the late Bernard Tickner MBE (1924-2017). He moved to Fullers Mill in 1958 and spent over 50 years creating the garden you see today from rough scrub and woodland. In 2004 he and his wife Bess donated the garden to The Fullers Mill Trust, a registered charity, which was established to manage the garden and to ensure its future.  In 2013 the garden was gifted to Perennial, for its long-term preservation.

Head Gardener Annie Dellbridge and her team of gardeners and volunteers now maintain the garden.

Tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes are available to purchase and enjoy in the garden.

Plants propagated from the garden will be on sale.


Programme for visit

Saturday 21st May – meet at the main entrance at 11am.

This will be a self-guided tour around the gardens giving us all plenty of time to network with other members, catch up with friends and colleagues and relax and enjoy the gardens.


Registration, Cost and Payment

Cost £12 Members, £15 non-Members (members’ rate subsidised by the branch).

Please register your attendance by midnight on Sunday 15th May, so that we can make final arrangements for the visit with the garden.

Should you have any queries or require further information regarding this visit, please contact the Eastern Branch directly at