Two male students working at the Houghall Plant Centre at East Durham College's Houghall Campus

The Houghall Plant Centre

Open to the public, our plant centre at Houghall sells a wide selection of plants, as well as offering top gardening advice, and has its own Coffee Shop.

We specialise in trees, shrubs and fruit and provide a large choice of varieties and rootstocks, bare root in autumn and containerised in the spring. Throughout the year we stock a good selection of:

  • Bedding plants
  • Fruit trees
  • Herbs
  • Specialist chilli plants
  • Shrubs
  • Herbaceous plants
  • Alpines
  • Houseplants
  • Seasonal plants include over 10 varieties of Fuchsia, 8 varieties of Begonia as well as Pansies, Lobelia, Marigolds and Petunia
  • Seasonal hanging baskets
  • Christmas poinsettia and wreaths

The Secret Garden Coffee Shop

The Secret Garden Coffee Shop at the Houghall Plant Cente sells a variety of hot and cold drinks and freshly prepared snacks. Delicious homemade food and cakes served daily. Join them on Facebook: The Secret Garden Coffee Shop.

Plant Centre & Coffee Shop Opening Times

We are open Monday to Sunday, 10am till 4pm. Open bank holidays (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day).


The Houghall Plant Centre is located in the grounds of East Durham College's Houghall Campus, but can be accessed from the Farm Road, DH1 3PJ, the next right passed the main college entrance if driving out of Durham towards Shincliffe. The car park is located at Oro Italian Restaurant (formally The Pump House). Click here for a Google map.

For more details, please call the Houghall Plant Centre on 07968 911 471 or the Houghall Campus reception on 0191 375 4710.

Houghall Plant Centre
Farm Road
Co. Durham


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