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New garden opens at Roots café at Blackthorpe Barn on Rougham Estate, near Bury St Edmunds





A new sunken garden and decking area has opened on the Rougham Estate near Bury St Edmunds.

The garden at the new Roots Cafe at Blackthorpe Barn features a waterfall and pond, allowing customers to enjoy a coffee out in the sunshine.

At the opening on Friday, George Agnew, owner of Rougham Estate, said: “The estate itself is set in the wonderful Suffolk countryside so we wanted to offer this feeling of being at nature within our café offering.”

The new garden at Roots near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mark Logan
The new garden at Roots near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mark Logan

The creation of the garden involved moving tonnes of soil, which was carefully sculpted to create the new landscape.

Ornamental grasses and perennial plants were planted in March, creating a habitat for wildlife.

“It’s just delightful and exactly what we hoped to achieve,” added Mr Agnew.

A waterfall has been created at Blackthorpe Barn. Picture: Mark Logan
A waterfall has been created at Blackthorpe Barn. Picture: Mark Logan
The decking area at Roots. Picture: Mark Logan
The decking area at Roots. Picture: Mark Logan

“It’ll be even more magnificent when the plants are in full glory.”

Roots, opened in October, offering locally sourced dishes and drinks.

The new garden at the Roots café. Picture: Mark Logan
The new garden at the Roots café. Picture: Mark Logan
The new garden at Blackthorpe Barn was opened on Friday. Picture Mark Logan
The new garden at Blackthorpe Barn was opened on Friday. Picture Mark Logan

It is open from 9am - 4pm each day.