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

Garden & Arboretum

The garden is a beautiful and peaceful place at any time but particularly in spring when early displays of snowdrops, magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias are followed by the fritillary and wild flower meadow.

There are many unusual flowering trees and shrubs including Stewartia, Davidia and Cornus as well as underplanting of woodland perennial and bulbs. Rambling roses and hydrangeas flower during the summer, and the garden can look spectacular in autumn as the trees and shrubs change colour and are covered in fruit.

The garden and arboretum were originally laid out at the turn of the last century by the present owner’s great grandfather. Rupert Eley has undertaken recent plantings over the last 20 years and the garden now contains the national collection of Deciduous Euonymus.

A note of caution: the paths are grass and can get slippery, so please take care, especially on the slopes and in wet weather. Likewise, the ponds are not fenced, so please keep an eye on children at all times. We do not allow dogs in the garden at any time.

We do offer guided garden tours – please see Guided Tours & Group Bookings for further details >

Opening Times

Garden: Open 28th March to 31st October – 10am-5pm

Closed Easter Sunday
If conditions in the garden become too dangerous, after very wet and windy weather, we may have to close the garden.

Stout outdoor shoes essential.


Entry into the garden is by ticket only:

March – £8 per person

April, May, June – £9 per person

July, August, Sept – £8 per person

Children: Free

The garden is also open to members of the Royal Horticultural Society, under their free access scheme. This gives RHS members, but not their guests, free admission from 1st April – 30th September, Monday to Saturday (excludes Sundays and guided garden tours).