About Perrywood


Perrywood is an independent, family-owned garden centre and nursery run by Alan, Karin and their children Simon, Hannah & Tristan in Essex. We work hard to produce and source quality plants and products for your home and garden. Whether you are a plant enthusiast or want a day out with the family we have the products, customer service and facilities you are looking for. Our large covered areas allow you to visit whatever the weather, and you can enjoy a home cooked meal or cream tea in our light, bright modern coffee shop. Our 10 acre site is surrounded by beautiful countryside, backing onto woodland and views over the Kelvedon valley.

We took over our second site, Perrywood Sudbury (formerly the Wyevale Sudbury Garden Centre) on 24 September, which we will continue to run as a garden centre for the local area of Sudbury.


Lesley and Mary Bourne

Perry Wood is next to the site and lent its name to the business back in the 50’s when Alan Bourne’s parents, Mary and Les, bought the land and called it Perrywood Nurseries. They started out growing potatoes and pick-your-own strawberries. After working for Colchester parks department, and seeing the supermarkets begin to take over the strawberry market, son Alan Bourne started to grow plants to sell from the front of the property and took over the business with his wife Karin in 1984. Over the next 30 years they gradually grew the site into an award-winning garden centre which now attracts customers from all over Essex and further afield. All of Alan and Karin’s children – Simon, Hannah and Tristan – now help run the business.

Watch our Video Celebrating 30 years at Perrywood

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