We are a family run garden centre that is well known nationally as a specialist for bare rooted hedging plants and young trees. The Garden Centre always has a good selection of shrubs and plants which are not commonly found elsewhere, together with a wide range of the more commonly sought after plants. Established for over 50 years, the Garden Centre has recently been redeveloped to a high standard. Our shop contains the largest selection of seeds and bulbs for miles around, together with garden chemicals, tools, garden furniture and many other goods. Outside we stock peat-based and peat-free composts, paving, fencing, timber decking, garden buildings and greenhouses, and a large range of pots, statues and garden ornaments. Our aquatics centre has a good reputation for their excellent quality tropical, marine and cold water fish. The Gardeners' Retreat, our coffee shop/restaurant, serves fresh home cooked food and is an excellent way to round off any visit to the Garden Centre.
BUY ONLINE!You can now buy from our range of Mr Fothergill’s seeds online on our Web Shop. We have over 400 varieties of vegetable and flower seeds to chose from. You can order for delivery to your home or to Click and collect at the Garden Centre.
VISIT THE SEED SHOP HERE NOW TO PURCHASE YOUR SEEDS ONLINE
Mr Fothergill’s is a family owned and managed British company specialising in supplying seeds to hobby gardeners. 2018 will mark 40 years since the company started as a small business in Suffolk. Over this time it has grown and become widely recognised with its ‘friendly old gardener’ character logo. Still based in Suffolk the company now sells seeds across the UK, Europe and around the world. This growth has been achieved through constant innovation and focus on quality and service.
Franchi seeds is an old Italian seed company that started in 1783, and they are still a family owned company seven generations later. They are specialists in the less common seeds and have a fantastic ethos of donating all their old seeds to schools and other community projects.
Nearly every plant can start from a seed and buying the best quality seed will give your sowing the best possible chance of success. We stock ranges from Fothergill’s, Thompson and Morgan and Franchi seeds.
We also sell Thompson and Morgan seeds, one of England’s more famous seed houses. Thompson and Morgan's roots began in a small garden behind a baker's shop in Ipswich in the mid eighteen hundreds, where a young William Thompson's passion for botany grew.
His specialty was growing rare and unusual plants whose seeds were sent from countries all over the world. Not only did it provide a sense of adventure for William, it also established friendships with such scientists as Charles Darwin, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker and Sir Michael Foster.
From the back garden he moved to a nursery at the edge of Ipswich and then to an even larger one. Eventually there were three of Thompson’s nurseries in the town. Today Thompson and Morgan distribute seeds across the globe.