Plant Centre, Garden & Cafe
Plant Centre Open Daily 10am - 5pm (dusk if earlier)
Café Open Daily 1st March to 31 December 10am – 5pm (dusk if earlier)
Garden Open Daily 1st March to 30 September 10am – 5pm
Closed Easter Sunday and Christmas bank holidays
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Plant Centre, Garden & Cafe
East Bergholt Place, Suffolk

Welcome to The Place for Plants

The Plant Centre, Garden and Cafe are open daily – 10am-5pm.


To Celebrate Suffolk Day on Tuesday 21st June, we are opening our garden to all visitors free of charge.

Please ask for a ticket on arrival at our tills – see Latest Events.

Our café will be serving hot and cold drinks and Suffolk baked cakes.

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.

We please ask no dogs in the Plant Centre or Garden.



What people say about us

"Stopped off whilst on tour of the area. Great welcome from staff. Wonderful plants, and most importantly great cafe. Would recommend to everyone passing through the area."
Angela W, Aug 2021
"Just to say how delighted I am with the tree (Malus Jelly King). It is exactly what I was looking for. "
M W, March 2021
"Thankyou so much for the delivery of seeds yesterday. I thought the whole process was very efficient and delivery extremely quick. Will be contacting you again soon."
C S, April 2020
"Excellent service with our recent order, good plants in tip top condition, delivered really quickly, we are really pleased."
C & A A, April 2020
"I ordered some items on Saturday and was told the order would be delivered on the following Monday or Tuesday. 2 hours after my phone call, the items were on my doorstep! That's what I call service! Thank you for such a brilliant and courteous response."
Jo, Tattingstone, April 2020
"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
"I just wanted to say a big thank you for my delivery today; only requested this morning and it was dropped off at the end of the day. An excellent service much appreciated, and I will definitely use again! "
T Hurley, April 2020
"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
"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
"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
"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! "
April 2017