Meet the Team
Rupert has been a keen gardener since childhood and after an early career in the city trained in horticulture at Hadlow College. Rupert now sits on several of the Royal Horticultural Societies committees and is involved with the Suffolk Agricultural Association and Tree Register of the British Isles. He is also membership secretary of the Rhododendron, Magnolia and Camellia group and together with his wife Sara set up the Place for Plants.
Brought up in a large garden a few miles away at Higham. Co-founder of The Place for Plants and as well as numerous village organisations is on the RHS Gardens committee at Hyde Hall. Together with Rupert they have 2 children, Cuthbert who is branching into agricultural and Rosie although still at school is keen on her plants. They also have a large collection of chickens, peacocks, guinea fowl and terriers.
Matthew brings an enormous knowledge of plants having trained at Hadlow College in Kent, taught at Otley College and worked with plants all his life. Matthew is Involved with various local gardening organisations and charities is the Plant Doctor at the Plant Heritage (formally NCCPG) Plant Fairs and can be heard on Saturday mornings on Radio Suffolk with Luke Deal and continues to oversee the plant centre here.
Lives locally and keen on her perennial plants and brings a broad knowledge with her. Recently mentioned in the English Garden Magazine is delighted to answer questions and held advise customers.