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Rhododendrons at East Bergholt Place Garden

The Place for Plants, East Bergholt Place Garden, near Colchester

The Place for Plants, East Bergholt is an impressive woodland garden.

The East Bergholt Place gardens were started by the present owner's great grandfather, Charles Eley. The gardens are set in 20 acres around a valley with a small stream and pool.
There are good collections of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias together with other unusual plants, shrubs and rare specimen trees.
Rupert Eley has undertaken recent plantings over the last 20 years and the garden now contains the national collection of deciduous euonymus.
Grass paths can be slippery, stout outdoor shoes essential.
Excellent nursery in Walled Garden.

2020 Opening times East Bergholt Place Gardens

Open 1 Mar– 30 Sept: daily 10-5, free access for RHS members (weekdays only). Plant Centre all year: daily 10–5 or dusk except Easter Sunday & Christmas/New Year Bank Holidays. Partial disabled access.
Snowdrop walk 18 February - Please telephone for details.


  • Street: East Bergholt Place
  • Postcode: CO7 6UP
  • City: East Bergholt, Colchester
  • County: Suffolk
  • Country: United Kingdom


  • Telephone: 01206 299224
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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