Fullers Mill Garden doubles it visitor number for 2108

Fullers Mill Garden. Picture: FULLERS MILL GARDEN

Fullers Mill Garden. Picture: FULLERS MILL GARDEN - Credit: Archant

Fullers Mill Garden, in West Stow, the lifetime’s work of Bernard Tickner, has attracted record visitor numbers this year.

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Visitors enjoy a celebration of 30 years of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust at Lackford Lakes - Local Naturalist, Bernard Tickner speaks at the event and cuts the celebration cake. Picture : RICHARD MARSHAM

It doubled its visitor numbers to over 7,000 during the 2018 season.

The garden is owned and run by Perennial, the charity that looks after everyone from the world of horticulture during tough times, and its season runs from early April until the end of September.

Fullers Mill Garden, a tranquil seven-acre woodland garden on the banks of the River Lark, was the life’s work of Mr Tickner, who passed away a year ago.

Perennial is continuing his legacy and maintaining the garden so it can still be enjoyed by the garden loving public.

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Visitors enjoy a celebration of 30 years of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust at Lackford Lakes - Local Naturalist, Bernard Tickner speaks at the event and cuts the celebration cake. Picture : RICHARD MARSHAM

Annie Dellbridge, head gardener, said: “Fullers Mill Garden has certainly been growing in profile as a visitor attraction so it is wonderful to say that we have doubled the number of visitors this year.

“This year we joined the RHS Partner Garden scheme and we have also held NGS Open Days, hosted the Suffolk Nurseries Plant Fair and made an appearance on the BBC Gardeners’ World TV programme, all of which have helped in boosting visitor numbers and contributing to an excellent season.”

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