Formal gardens comprised of topiary, herbs, roses, box, fruit trees and wandering peacocks, guinea fowl and chickens nestle up to the Elizabethan manor house, with head-high yew hedges working as windbreaks, necessary in East Anglia which is a region known for its 'lazy winds'.
Where is Wyken Hall Gardens located?
9 miles northeast of Bury St Edmunds. From Ixworth or Stanton, follow Brown signs for Wyken Vineyard from the A143.
What style of garden is Wyken Hall Gardens?
From spring, drifts of narcissi and fritillaria flood the fields and bulbs, stems and hellebores display colour in the winter garden. To follow, tulips rise from pots and borders whilst blossom coats the orchard.
From mid-June, the rose garden displays its best selection of blooms and perfumes as it stands surrounded by many companion plants including delphiniums and geraniums. The east terrace offers a wonderful array of plants throughout the year with the herb and knot gardens and borders.
Continuing on from July, the Red Hot borders begin to develop a dazzling mix of colours with dahlias, heleniums, tithonia and zinnias lasting into autumn.
What can guests enjoy at Wyken Hall Gardens?
The Leaping Hare Cafe and Restaurant has been converted into a 14th-century barn, located next to the gardens, it is the perfect place for guests to dine. The restaurant has been in the Good Food Guide every year for 20 years, as well as being a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide. A delightful mixture of modern and traditional European dishes are served and all are made with carefully sourced ingredients.