Plant Centre, Garden & Cafe
Open Open Daily - March - October 10am-5pm
and November - February 10am-4pm
Closed Easter Sunday and Christmas Bank Holidays
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Plant Centre, Garden & Cafe
East Bergholt Place, Suffolk


Garden Groups

We welcome groups of any size and a guided tour can be arranged either during the day or evening preferably in the Spring. Rupert or Matthew Tanton Brown will take visitors around but we recommend that you book well in advance.

  • The cost for a tour is £7 per person for groups of 15 or more
  • Teas can also be arranged, please telephone Sara on 01206 299 224 for further details

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We are happy to try and identify plants, and give advice on plant problems and how to deal with them. For plant identifications if you can bring a sample with leaves and preferably fruit or flowers, and a description of where the plant was growing that is very helpful. Photographs on mobile phones can be trickier! For pest and disease queries we appreciate samples being sealed in a plastic bag, if you fear your plant might have anything infectious.


We are able to deliver trees or large orders within a 45 mile radius and delivery charges are available on request.

Customer orders

We will reserve any plant in stock for a period of up to two months. We try to have a large proportion of our listed plants in stock, but everything is not available at all times of the year. If the plant you require is not in stock we may be able to order it for you, otherwise we can reserve a plant for you the next time we take a delivery of that variety, at which point we will contact you to let you know the plant is ready for collection.

Customer Collection service

We also offer a quote/collection and delivery service either individually or through our recommended garden designers.  We are happy to quote lists of plants and then if you send us an order we can collect the plants together for collection/delivery. This service can save customers a considerable amount of time.

Please call on 01206 299 224 or e-mail

Mail Order

We are delighted to offer a mail order service to our customers from 1st September to 1st March . We can send plants up to 1.2metres tall (4ft) but not standard trees (our trees are not grown especially for mail order and as a result can be bulky and heavy). Our plants are carefully selected, packaged and despatched by overnight courier, they will normally reach you on the next working day. For more information please see our Mail Order section

Garden Design

We are happy to give advice on matching plants to situations, and ideas for good plant combinations or successional planting, or we can recommend local garden designers.


We offer our own Place for Plants Vouchers up to any amount and these can be personalised if wished.  Just enquire at the shop or telephone or e-mail to purchase them.