• The interesting plant nursery

    Award winning, husband & wife run nursery specialising in unusual plants, shrubs & perennials.

    Caryopteris 'Ferndown' with bees
  • Specialists in shrubs & shade lovers

    Albitzia julibrissen 'Summer Chocolate'
  • A family run nursery

    Viburnum 'Mary Milton'

Welcome to Hedgehog Plants & Gardens

as featured on Gardener’s World, May 10th 2019

Welcome to our website, we hope very much that you enjoy your visit!

COVID-19 update – currently our nursery is closed but we are still offering a mail order service and a contactless collection service from outside the gates for people local to the nursery – please call for further details. Please note however, the nursery will not be (wo)manned on Thursdays or Sundays

Mail order service now available. Please click here

We are Simon & Jay, aka Hedgehog Plants & Gardens and we pride ourselves on both the quality of our plants and our friendly & knowledgeable service

Our family run, independent nursery is just outside of Bury St Edmunds in Risby, open 7 days a week from March till September and 6 days October till February. Full opening times available on our “Contact Us” page.

Whilst we will always try to help, with the serious threat to British horticulture from Xylella fastidiosa, we ask that you do not bring live plant material to the nursery or to shows for identification or diagnosis.

The majority of our plants are grown right here at Risby whilst the rest are from other, small, local growers. We are now able to offer a limited mail order service as well as being happy for plants to be ordered via phone and collected from us at the various shows we attend throughout the year. See our “News & Events” page for further details.

We welcome visits from Clubs & Societies, please contact us to arrange suitable dates & times.

Also at Risby Barns are 2 large antique centres often featured in various TV shows, Lizzy’s Cafe, a quilting & sewing centre, a Country Furniture store & Colin’s workshop. There is also ample free parking on site.

Other attractions close by are Fullers Mill Gardens – an RHS partner garden, Lackford Lakes Wildlife Reserve, West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds.

“We know ‘em because we grow ‘em”