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Henstead Exotic Garden

Award-winning exotic garden with incredible handcrafted buildings.

  • 4.4

  • from 103 Google reviews

About the garden

A hardy exotic garden on the chilly East Coast of England. Winner of Alan Titchmarsh’s award for Britain’s Best Gardens on ITV and featured in national newspapers and magazines. This garden features over 100 large palms, some of the biggest bamboo in the UK, a giant composting toilet, and various handmade stunning buildings made from locally sourced timber. There are beautiful ponds and streams alongside rarely available homegrown plants available from the plant shop.

Opening times

Sundays in June, July, August and September

Useful details

Garden area

2 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a .cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).


Yes - There is a plant shop.

Suffolk, NR34 7LD

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Find the garden

Henstead Exotic Garden
NR34 7LD
Sat Nav Postcode
NR34 7LD
Public Transport
A little difficult but it is possible.
Bus stop near Henstead Hall from Beccles.
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Google reviews

  • 4.4

  • from 103 Google reviews

Clare Livermore

2 months ago


Surprise chance to look around the garden by host Andrew, incredible growth since I last looked over 5yrs ago, plants normally seen in warmer climates flourishing. Well done and thank you.

Jane Beaumont

2 months ago


Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this special place, a tremendous feat making a tropical garden so authentic and altogether varied. The bamboos, banana trees and mass of interesting tropical plants was continually fascinating. Will go there again and visit with some of my family.

Keith Brickham

4 months ago


Nice cafe, very friendly staff, beautiful tropical garden. Inspirational owner who is usually available for plant advice and discussion. Worth every penny of £5 entrance fee.

Paul Allen

4 months ago


Such an unexpected tropical treasure in the Suffolk countryside! Andrew's creation is amazing, and he is so knowledgeable and willing to give advice. A wonderful array of plants to buy and a lovely little cafe too - the sausage roll and lemon cake was delicious! A lovely place to spend a few hours 😊


5 months ago


What a hidden gem! only open on Sundays at present, but we were lucky enough to be able to visit. There is free parking over the road, and the £5 entrance fee is definitely worth it. So many species and so impressive. Very well maintained, a delight to walk around and cleverly put together. We rang earlier in the day to check they were open, and uncannily, the owner called us back right infront of us! He stopped for a while and chatted whilst having a break, really enjoyable talking to you! would definitely recommend the Squash and a walk around on what was a very hot day. So lovely, thank you 😊

Contact the garden

07715 876606

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