Plant Centre, Garden & Cafe
Plant Centre Open Daily 10am - 5pm (dusk if earlier)
Café Open Daily 5th Feb to 31st December 10am – 5pm (dusk if earlier)
Garden Open Daily 28th March to 31st October 10am – 5pm (dusk if earlier)
Closed Easter Sunday and Christmas bank holidays
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Plant Centre, Garden & Cafe
East Bergholt Place, Suffolk


Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Dry Loving Plants

Sunday 15th July 2018

Dry Loving Plants It’s dry, very dry, and with that in mind this month we are looking at plants that will tolerate such conditions. Although they will tolerate such places it does […]

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Colourful Climbers

Friday 8th June 2018

Colourful Climbers We are almost half way through the year now, where did that go? Winter seems a distant memory but some things are still showing signs of the damage the cold […]

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: May Flowers

Thursday 3rd May 2018

May Flowers! A little sun and everyone is out in their gardens getting things pruned, cut back, planted and dead headed. May is always one of the most colourful of months with […]

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Spring Splendours

Tuesday 6th March 2018

What a dramatic week we have just had; snow drifts, roads blocked and biting easterly winds. Now we have the thaw is setting in (hopefully) we can look forward to warmer spring […]

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Late Winter Wonders

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Late Winter Wonders Spring is just around the corner, one more cold and wintery month to go. There are lots of lovely plants to look out for at this time of the […]

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Ever Present Evergreens

Monday 8th January 2018

Ever Present Evergreens Happy New Year to all, let’s hope that this year is as good for growth as the year just past. I don’t think I can remember a year where […]

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Magical Autumn Colour

Thursday 5th October 2017

Magical Autumn Colour October is one of my favourite months of the year. This month dramatic colours are painted across the landscape on many deciduous trees and shrubs. This is the final […]

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Classic Cottage Garden Plants

Friday 16th June 2017

Classic Cottage Garden Plants. June is a month of great colour and change in the garden as the next wave of plants start to perform. The late spring flowers are now fading […]

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Spring Woodland Beauties

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Spring Woodland Beauties Spring has certainly sprung, what a glorious few weeks we have had of late. Everything is bursting open and rushing into flower. I love the excitement of this time […]

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Acid Lovers Take Centre Stage

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Acid Lovers Take Centre Stage Looking around the Plant Centre and Garden you can see that the momentum of spring has started. Buds are starting to […]

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Early Spring Gems.

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Early Spring Gems. Snowdrops (Galanthus) The cold weather has held things back so much this season. Snowdrops (Galanthus) are only just starting to peek out from their […]

Musings of a Plant Centre Manager: Winter Sense

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Welcome to Plant Centre Manager’s (PCM) first blog. ‘Musings of a Plant Centre Manager’ is a new gardening blog and will be posted monthly. PCM will focus on which plants are looking good now as […]

3 Female Barn Owl Chicks

Wednesday 13th July 2016

Sunday 10 July  –  Following the sighting of an adult Barn Owl swooping towards our Owl Box on the edge of the garden David   kindly came out to check.  Three female Barn […]

Classic Cars July 2016

Tuesday 5th July 2016

Thank you to the Marlin Owners Club for choosing to stop at The Place for Plants for a pitstop it was fantastic to see all the cars in the car park and […]

Chelsea Flower Show – Rupert Eley interviewed by Joe Swift

Thursday 9th June 2016

Rupert Eley, the current membership Secretary of the Rhododendron, Magnolia and Camellia group which is celebrating 100 years, is interviewed by Joe Swift at the Chelsea Flower Show this year along with […]

East Bergholt Open Gardens

Wednesday 8th June 2016

Another successful Village Open Gardens raising funds for the fabric of the church. We were blessed with glorious weather, beautiful gardens and delicious teas, well done and thank you to all organisers […]

Easter at the Place for Plants

Monday 14th March 2016

Plant Centre, Garden and Café – Easter Opening times Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Monday 28 March: 10am – 5pm Please note: We are closed Easter Sunday

Annual Open Weekend

Tuesday 1st March 2016

Our Annual Open Weekend is on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March, 10am to 5pm 11am – Tour of the garden with Rupert Eley – Tickets £6 Please book in advance due […]