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

Meet the Team

Rupert

Rupert


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.


Sara

Sara


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

Matthew


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.


Martin

Martin


Our newest full time member of staff has moved up from Sussex with his partner and children and is passionate about plants.  Involved in the Clematis Society is happy to advise customers on any of our plants.


Sue

Sue


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.


Stewart

Stewart


Lives in the village and has worked for the family for over 30 years. The beautiful yew hedges, immaculately cut have been tended by Stewart for years. Stewart has been here the longest and is responsible for the garden and it is thanks to his hard work it looks as good as it does today.