Wyken Gardens, Suffolk
Once occupied by Romans and recorded in Doomesday, the ancient estate of Wyken is quintessential Suffolk: country lanes, hedgerows, patchwork fields and woodlands.
Starred in the ‘Good Gardens Guide’, the garden surrounds an old Suffolk manor. A series of garden rooms include a knot garden, herb garden and old fashioned roses. The wild garden leads to a maze and gazebo. The orchard and kitchen garden supply the Leaping Hare Vineyard Restaurant.
Spring bulbs; the old fashioned rose garden in May and June; the ‘red hot border’ from July onwards. Topiary, herbs, roses, box, fruit trees -- and meandering peacocks, guinea fowl and chickens
OTHER THINGS TO SEE & DO
A walk to the 7 acre vineyard through an ancient woodland; a renowned country store; Wyken vineyard wines. The vines thrive on the sandy loam over chalk.
Wines made at Wyken include:
Wyken Bacchus, winner of the 'English Wine of the Year', and in 2009 East Anglian Wine of the Year.
Wyken Moonshine, our sparkling wine 'A wow! and it gets better and better.' Hugh Johnson.
Wyken Pink, our best-selling rose.
Bury St Edmunds with its Abbey, churches and medieval centre.
PLACES TO STAY
Hotels in Bury St Edmunds and many local B and Bs.
HOW TO FIND US
Follow brown tourist signs to Wyken Vineyards from the A143 at Ixworth.
April 1st to October 1st 2.00 to 6.00 on every day except Saturdays.
£3.50: Concessions £3.00: Children free.
FOOD & DRINK
The Leaping Hare Restaurant and Café in the 400 year old barn, in the Good Food Guide and a ‘Bib Gourmand’ in the Michelin Guide.
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