Plant Centre, Garden & Cafe
Open Daily 10am - 5pm (dusk if earlier)
Closed Easter Sunday and Christmas Bank Holidays
Garden open 1st March - 30th September
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Plant Centre, Garden & Cafe
East Bergholt Place, Suffolk

Welcome to The Place for Plants

The Place for Plants is a family run specialist plant centre and garden. Based at East Bergholt which is set in the beautiful Stour valley on the Suffolk-Essex border.

The Plant Centre is open throughout the year and the garden and arboretum are open from March to September.

(Due to the coronavirus restrictions please see below)

We are OPEN for home deliveries and mail orders and have a wide range of plants, compost and seeds available.  Telephone or email orders for home delivery, these will be dispatched at 4pm each day, please see our Home Delivery page for more details.  We have offered a mail order service for several years and have a reliable courier company, please telephone or email orders.  We will help despatch plants where we can and please do not hesitate to contact us.


Sunday 3rd April we’ll be closed processing orders and looking after our plants – back to normal on Monday 4th



What people say about us

"Liz and I so enjoyed Rupert’s amazing tour of your fabulous garden. Rupert’s knowledge of all the trees is fantastic and he combines the talk with humour which was very well received! We came to last year’s excellent tour and just wanted to repeat the experience and we were certainly not disappointed. We then enjoyed the pruning demonstration and here again we were so impressed with his knowledge. We are now about to plant the lovely Malus Transitoria crab apple tree which is in beautiful condition. This a most wonderful plant centre- Thank you again for a most enjoyable time."
Liz and Peter, Leavenheath, Oct 2019
"Many thanks for delivering my last order so quickly!"
N Smith, East Bergholt, March 2020
"Fabulous nursery, stock and delivery service. We have recently received a batch of stunning trees to plant in Woodbridge and Wickham Market "
Anne Westover, Landscape Architect, March 2020
"Thank you for making us so welcome yesterday, Place for Plants was as perfect as ever , we hope to have a longer visit in the future, so many of our group had not been before and were full of praise and look forward to visiting you again too. "
Reepham & District Gardening Club, Jun 2019
"At all stages, the way in which you dealt with my requirements was outstanding, extraordinarily personable and prompt, and the expertise with which the shrubs were packed and the quality and size of every one of these overjoyed me."
Isle of Lewis January 2019
"A very beautiful tranquil garden, good tree specimens and peaceful."
PC, B and BC, Aug 2018
"Thank you so much for a lovely afternoon and for providing the names of the plants that attract the butterfly’s. We really enjoyed your magnificent garden. We hope to visit again in the future."
Visitor from Bedford, July 2018
"Our grateful thanks to chief witch Sara and her followers for the splendid event today. Our granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it. She is 4 years and the event, I think, is perfect for that sort of age group. My thanks, also for finding Arbutus Atlantic!"
Nigel, Oct 2018
"We wish to thank you for the warm hospitality you gave us yesterday, we loved the arboretum and everyone found your nursery amazing, as well as the cafe and shop. Most had not visited Place for Plants before and much enthusiasm was made to return. We had a perfect day out. "
Reepham Gardening Club, June 2018
"First visit to the gardens, beautiful and tranquil will be returning. Great tea and cake - always important after a walk!"
J & K H, Sept 2017
"“The most excellent plant centre” We drove 70 miles to visit this excellent centre. Prior to leaving we phoned with a query and they emailed a photo of the Jasmine plants we needed. Fantastic service. The selection is good and this family run business is well worth a visit. And great espresso! "
Customer, April 2017