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.


Wearing face coverings in the nursery is now a personal choice, but please continue to keep 2 metres apart from staff and other customers. 

We grow a huge number of plants and the spring is very busy for both plant production and serving customers. We regret we do not have staff available for selecting customer orders for payment over the phone or an ecommerce facility.

 Packaging. We are now obliged to charge 10p for carrier bags. Please bring your own bags, boxes or boot liners to minimise throw away packaging; to get your plants home safely and to protect the environment.

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About Us

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.


Latest News

Bulbs Now In Stock 2021

Daffodils, Tulips, Alliums and more now available in our show bay. Pre bagged bulbs or bag your own available. Please note bag your own are either sold individually or per 10 same variety bulbs.

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Seasonal Tips

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 [...]