From one of the best in the country to independent shops, here are seven of the best garden centres you can visit in Suffolk according to Google.

East Anglian Daily Times: Perrywood Garden Centre in SudburyPerrywood Garden Centre in Sudbury (Image: Newsquest)

1. Perrywood Sudbury

Where: Newton Road, Sudbury, CO10 0PZ

Rating: 4.4

Perrywood was recently named among the best garden centres in the UK at the National Garden Centre Association awards. 

Perrywood is an independent and family-owned garden centre and nursery with the aim of inspiring people to get more plants into their lives. 

The centre in Sudbury took over the former Wyevale Sudbury Garden Centre and is open seven days a week. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Bourne Garden Centre in IpswichBourne Garden Centre in Ipswich (Image: Newsquest)

2. Bourne Garden Centre

Where: 578 Wherstead Road, Ipswich, IP2 8LS

Rating: 4.6

The team at the Bourne Garden Centre has more than 40 years of experience in the horticultural industry and the centre was established in 1997. 

A refill service on hanging baskets is offered where customers can request colours and share their preferences to create unique displays of flowers. 

The garden centre is open seven days a week until 4pm. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Katie's Garden Plant Centre in NewbourneKatie's Garden Plant Centre in Newbourne (Image: Sarah Lucy Brown)

3. Katie's Garden Plant Centre

Where: Ipswich Road, Newbourne, IP12 4NS

Rating: 4.7

Unlike other garden centres in the region, Katie's Garden only sells plants with the exception of compost and a small selection of pots. 

Most of the stock is grown on the two-acre site including perennials, roses, lavenders, climbers, vegetables and bulbs. 

The garden centre is open every day from 10am until 4pm. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Dutch Barn Nursery in Blo' NortonDutch Barn Nursery in Blo' Norton (Image: Google)

4. Dutch Barn Nursery

Where: The Street, Blo' Norton, IP22 2JB

Rating: 4.7

Located on the Suffolk and Norfolk border, Dutch Barn Nursery sells a wide variety of unusual plants alongside a bargain houseplant selection. 

The onsite Beehive Coffee Shop provides homemade cakes to enjoy after browsing the different plants, shrubs and flowers available to purchase. 

The garden centre is closed for the winter and will reopen on Friday, March 1. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Roots and Shoots in BadleyRoots and Shoots in Badley (Image: Lucy Taylor)

5. Roots & Shoots

Where: Stowmarket Road, Badley, IP6 8RR

Rating: 4.4

Roots & Shoots was founded in 2011 and specialises in bedding plants which a grown onsite including geranium, begonias and petunias. 

The Garden Café serves hot meals, handmade cakes and barista style coffees. 

The garden centre and the café are open seven days a week.

East Anglian Daily Times: Hillcrest Nurseries in StantonHillcrest Nurseries in Stanton (Image: Newsquest)

6. Hillcrest Nurseries

Where: Barningham Road, Stanton, IP31 2DU

Rating: 4.5

Hillcrest Nurseries sells plants based on the season so in spring and summer it is bursting with colour. 

There is also a farm shop, deli, butchers and coffee shop and it has been open for more than 25 years. 

The garden centre is open every day. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Woolpit Nurseries in WoolpitWoolpit Nurseries in Woolpit (Image: Newsquest)

7. Woolpit Nurseries

Where: Old Stowmarket Road, Woolpit, IP30 9QS

Rating: 4.7

More than 90% of the garden plants sold at Woolpit Nurseries are grown onsite in the greenhouse. 

The garden centre opened in 1978 and initially sold tomatoes commercially before expanding into bedding plants and hanging baskets to the public. 

The garden centre reopens for spring on Saturday, February 17 after closing for winter.