Welcome to The Walled Garden Plant Nursery2020-06-23T21:54:50+01:00

Welcome to The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden is a plant nursery and garden situated in Benhall, near the Suffolk Coast. Purchased in 1992 by Jim and Marion Mountain, the nursery specialises in perennials but also grow shrubs, climbers, roses, bedding, herbs and vegetables. Complementing the plants, we offer a wide range of pots, garden furniture and garden ornaments. Our stunning 1 acre garden is free to visit and we have tea and coffee making facilities.  Known for the quality and variety of our plants, we pride ourselves on our staff knowledge and customer service.  …Read about the history of The Walled Garden.


The nursery is open again Tues – Sun, 9.30 – 5 pm, closed Mondays. Following an extremely busy month, the nursery has returned to a more normal level and queues are minimal. For the safety of staff and customers, we will continue with 2 metre social distancing for the time being. 

Tender perennial and annual plants are now sold out. Bulrush multi-purpose compost in 20l and 60l are now back in stock, as is 40l peat free and John Innes No 2.
A huge thank you to all our customers who have put up with long queues and somewhat impersonal service in our attempt to pack plants as quickly as possible to reduce waiting times. Your support ensures The Walled Garden keeps on going and growing.

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wp685a29e8_05_06The History of the Walled Garden

The Walled Garden was built in the first or second decade of the 1800s to grow fruit and vegetables for Benhall Lodge and the owner’s London home

Plant Lists

2020. It is our intention to update the lists of plants that we have in stock on a monthly basis. These lists will never be totally reliable, as attractive plants or those we stock in small numbers can sell out fast. However, the lists are always a useful reference, especially when planning new borders. Most of our stock is selected on its ability to grow in a drier East Anglian climate, but there are exceptions. In this area, the soils range from coarse sands to heavy clays, and these soils will influence plant selection. The best option is always better to visit the nursery to see what is available.


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May 19th, 2020|

VERY SORRY BUT WE ARE CLOSED MAY BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY This is due to the huge customer numbers resulting in the 3 times our normal sales. All staff are working flat out and we do not have enough staff to cover extra days [...]

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Jim’s Jottings

The busy season

April 19th, 2017|

Jim’s Jotting for April   It can be hard to fathom which are the climatic factors which make the nursery busy in March. After the winter customer drought, I am always relieved when the thermometer climbs above 10°. Whilst I don’t regard this March as particularly warm, sunshine levels [...]

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