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Fullers Mill Garden at West Stow near Bury St Edmunds to open for 2018 season on Easter Sunday

PUBLISHED: 16:55 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:55 27 February 2018

This will be the garden's first season without its creator Bernard Tickner, who sadly passed away last year. Picture: GREGG BROWN

This will be the garden's first season without its creator Bernard Tickner, who sadly passed away last year. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Fullers Mill Garden near Bury St Edmunds has announced its opening date for the 2018 season.

The seven-acre garden on the banks of the River Lark, run by horticulture charity Perennial, will be opening its gates from Sunday, April 1 until the end of September.

There will be displays of spring bulbs and blossom on show, as well as refreshments served in the tearoom and plenty of plants for sale.

Perennial, which both owns and manages the garden, will be opening Fullers Mill for the first time since its creator, Bernard Tincker, passed away last November.

Annie Dellbridge, head gardener, said: “The team has been working hard over the winter to make sure it is all looking fabulous, with displays of colourful bulbs and early spring flowering shrubs such as Daphne and Forsythia.

“We are delighted to be able to keep Bernard Tickner’s legacy alive by continuing to care for the garden and letting visitors enjoy it.”

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