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Plant Centre and Café

This is situated in the Victorian Walled garden at East Bergholt Place adjacent to the garden and arboretum and has been created by Rupert and Sara from scratch.  Since opening in the Spring of 1996 the Plant Centre has grown considerably now listing over 6000 different plants including trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants including ferns, grasses and bamboos, climbers, roses, heathers, conifers, herbs and fruit. 

We are now able to offer a mail order service from September to March as well as a customer order service and will be happy to gather together and reserve any plants for collection (within a month).  We will also try to obtain anything listed but not in stock and for large orders we offer a quote/collection and delivery service  - see services offered.

Our staff are all knowledgeable and enthusiastic gardeners, who can give help and advice on individual plants or suggestions for specific sites.

The Plant Centre shop stocks a very good range of practical gardening tools, chemicals, seeds and gardening gifts as well as pots, terracotta, terrazzo and Haddonstone.

The café situated within the shop serves tea/coffee and home made cakes.

Recently received comments from a happy customer –

‘I have just returned after a visit to your establishment and wish you to know how much we enjoyed the experience….I wish all shopping was a pleasure as it is at The Place for Plants’.

August 2012

Opening Hours

Plant Centre
Open daily from 10am – 5pm
(dusk if earlier) 
Closed on Easter Sunday and Christmas bank holidays
Admission free

Open daily from 1st March to 30th September from 10am-5pm. Closed on Easter Sunday

Adults £6, Children Free
For RHS Concessions please refer to Garden &
Arboretum Section