11 of the best independent garden centers and nurseries in Suffolk

11 of the best independent garden centers and nurseries in Suffolk

Here are 11 of the best garden centers in Suffolk.

Swan Nursery

East Anglian Daily Times: Swans Nursery in BromswellSwans Nursery in Bromswell (Photo: Archant)

where: Eck Road, Bromswell, Woodbridge, IP12 2PN

With 35 acres dedicated to quality plants, trees and conifers, Swanns will be able to help you whether you are looking to fill a window box or a small wood plant.

Swanns has been established for over 40 years, and Swanns’ staff are here 7 days a week to help you find what you’re looking for.

Also on site is the Wild Blackberry Café, which serves breakfast, lunch, drinks and coffee.

Suffolk Botanical Centre

where: Suffolk Factory Centre, Nursery, Main Road, Bettystreet, IP13 0HH

Suffolk Plant Center offers a wide range of things you can put in your garden, including a wide range of pots and containers, plus, most importantly, a huge range of plants.

Currently, they specialize in perennials, roses, bedding plants, topiaries, shrubs and exotic plants.

Customers said they “love this place” and that the Suffolk Plant Center has “great people who are knowledgeable about everything you need.”

Garnet Gardens

where: Street, Hutchstone, IP13 0DT

Established in 1994 as a small shed by Jenny and David Garnetts, Garnetts Gardens now includes a large garden centre, farm shop, café, gift shop and caravan site.

Garnetts focuses on native plants but also offers items from ornaments and pots to garden tools and fertilizers.

Roots and shoots

where: Roots & Shoots Garden Centre, Stowmarket Road, Baddeley, IP6 8RR

In addition to a wide range of garden furniture, tools, bird and pet care items, Roots and Shoots offers a fantastic selection of houseplants including succulents, ferns and more.

Specializing in bedding plants, they grow a wide range of geraniums, begonias and petunias on site.

In addition, it offers filled hanging baskets and has a café serving hot meals, handmade cakes and barista-style coffee.

Roughham Hall

where: Bury Road, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9LZ

Founded 60 years ago and now run by a third generation nursery, growing plants is at the heart of Rougham Hall’s business.

Over the past few years, the nursery has shifted more towards growing the plants themselves and sourcing them locally when that is not possible.

The collection includes bare-root soft fruit trees and potted soft fruit shrubs, which are perfect for starting a garden.

Woolpit Nurseries

where: Old Stowmarket Road, Woolpit, IP30 9QS

Initially growing tomatoes commercially, Woolpit Nurseries expanded into bedding plants and hanging gardens 25 years ago.

Woolpit Nurseries supplies and installs In Bloom displays in the Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Newmarket and Stowmarket areas and has won awards for them, including a Gold Anglia in Bloom award for Bury St Edmunds.

Moreover, it also contains a collection of Mediterranean plants coming directly from Italy.

Bourne Garden Centre

East Anglian Daily Times: The Bourne Garden Center is located next to Bourne Bridge on the edge of IpswichThe Bourne Garden Center is located next to Bourne Bridge on the edge of Ipswich (Photo: Bourne Garden Center)

where: Bourne Garden Centre, 578 Wearstead Road, Ipswich, IP2 8LS

Located on Wherstead Road, Bourne Garden Center has been open since 1997 and has developed a reputation for quality plants and garden accessories.

Expect to find garden plants and sundries for sale as well as furniture, pots, compost and sheds.

Laurel Farm Garden Center

where: Laurel Farm Garden Centre, Henley Road, Ipswich, IP1 6TE

Laurel Farm Garden Center, in business for more than 35 years, offers everything you need to maintain and improve a garden, from fish food to fountains and compost to conifers.

In addition to selling gardening supplies, Laurel Farm runs a farm shop and café.

Victoria Nurseries


where: 1 Kettlebaston Road, Westerfield Road, Ipswich IP4 2XX

A small independent garden center located on Westerfield Road north of Ipswich, Victoria Nurseries offer a wide range of plants including shrubs, ornamental trees, fruit trees and bedding plants, as well as all types of horticultural sundries.

Furthermore, it maintains a farm shop that sells fresh fruits and vegetables, local dairy products, eggs, homemade cakes and pies plus much more.

Killen Farm Nursery

where: Killen Farm Nursery, Main Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 1BJ

A family business started on owner Ruth’s family farm, Kiln Farm specializes in shrubs and perennials but also grows trees, bedding and climbers.

Expect to find products including grass, fertilizers, chemicals, arches, trellises, obelisks, and benches and tables made of wood and iron.

Kiln Farm also runs a farm shop, stocking homegrown and local produce including beans, rhubarb, squash, beetroot, courgettes, leeks and courgettes.

Katie’s Garden

where: Katie’s Garden Plant Centre, Ipswich Road, Newburn, IP12 4NS

Whether gardening is your passion or you just want something to liven up your yard, Katie’s Garden says they’ll find something to suit you.

Most of his stock grows on his two-acre site, and the garden center’s carefully selected plant selection includes roses, lavender, alpines, ferns and much more.

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