New parking arrangements at the Barn for the summer months

New parking arrangements at the Barn

OPENING TIMES

  • Garden Room Shop 10:00 – 16:00

Address

Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
SatNav: IP30 9HZ

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ABOUT THE Garden Room

If you enjoy coming to the Christmas shop in autumn, then you’ll love the Garden Room for the remaining seasons! This smaller shop, adjacent to Roots Café, offers an eclectic selection where each item is chosen to enhance your space without compromising your commitment to the environment.

The shop carries an assortment of dried flowers and seeds, vases made from glass, stone and ceramics, along with supplies for flower arranging. Additionally, you’ll discover exquisite candles, candlesticks and chandeliers that can help you create a delightful atmosphere at home.

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New Parking Arrangements

During the summer months, from May to September, the entrance to the Café and Shop changes to go through the arch, with parking in the “Christmas Tree” area, rather than entering by the meadow and sunken garden.
This is because the Barn is used for private events and weddings during these months.

New signage will show you where to go.

There is still plenty of parking, including accessible parking, and the secondary car parks are still available to use.

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Muddy Stilettos Regional Award Winner

Woohoo!! What an honour to have been voted the 2024 Regional Muddy Stilettos Winner for the Best Lifestyle Store in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire!
Thank you to each one who voted for us – it has made our year, especially considering we have only just opened the Garden Room a few months ago.

If you haven’t been to visit yet, here’s a good reason to come by!!

Key Information

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Dogs welcome,
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Card payment only

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Wheelchair accessible

Blackthorpe Barn is a step-free location with dedicated accessible parking near the entrance and two accessible toilets, one in the cafe, and one in the courtyard.

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Plenty of free parking

Bringing the outside in

A curated selection of lifestyle items and other delights, with a focus on sustainability and beauty.

Enjoy themed areas such as the conservatory, potting shed, rustic room, kitchen garden and more; you’ll find plenty to encourage your creativity and lovely pieces to give as gifts. Beyond décor items, the Garden Room also features household and garden essentials like small tools, aprons, tea towels, well-being products such as handmade soaps and bath oils as well as cards and gift wrap.

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Cards, gift wrap, ribbons and bags

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Delightful decorations for home and garden

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Dried flowers, vases, candles and much more

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Where to find us

Address: Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
SatNav: IP30 9HZ
What3Words: newly.sofas.debating
View Ground Plan
Parking:

Plenty of free parking on site

Disabled access available

This is a rural location and paths can be muddy

Please Note: The car parks close when Roots Café closes and the entrance gates are locked after this time

Directions:

Blackthorpe Barn is situated just south of Junction 45 of the A14, three miles east of Bury St Edmunds, in the village of Rougham.
Look out for the entrance gates to a long tree-lined avenue at the White House junction, with the Barn on the right of the avenue.
Blackthorpe Barn’s black and white signs direct visitors from local roads.

Questions?

Where do the dried flowers come from?

The dried flowers are grown and dried locally in Suffolk, some in our own garden on Rougham Estate.

Is the shop accessible for wheelchairs?

Yes, wheelchairs are able to be used everywhere around Blackthorpe Barn, without any steps. There are accessible parking spaces near the entrance and two accessible toilets, one in the café and one in the courtyard.
You can find out more about the location from the Ground Plan.

Can I pay with card and cash?

You are welcome to pay by card in the Garden Room shop, but we are not taking cash here.

What is the ethos behind the Garden Shop?

We are doing our best to source our offerings from reputable sources and known origins, knowing many of our suppliers personally.
Most of our stock is made from glass, stone, ceramic and metal, avoiding plastic as much as possible.
We are aiming to offer a curated selection of beautiful lifestyle items with a focus on sustainability and beauty.

Are you dog-friendly?

Yes, dogs are welcome in the shop with paws on the floor.
We sell doggie treats which are locally made and other doggie items too.

What sort of things do you stock?

We are doing our best to source our offerings from reputable suppliers and known origins.
The dried flowers are grown locally in Suffolk, some in our own garden.
The beauty care products are mostly made by a small artisan husband and wife business in Yorkshire whom we have met personally.
There will be cards, giftwrap and bags from a British designer whom we recently met and hand soap from another artisan maker from Somerset.
We will soon be stocking handmade hearts created from twigs and dried flowers created here in our own shop.

We are building up the shop month by month with new suppliers coming on board all the time.

What’s happened to the Christmas Shop?

The Garden Room shop is set out in part of the Christmas shop. We are busy working behind the scenes to set up the well-loved Christmas shop for the coming year and come October, it will be opening again.


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Grab a bite of lunch

Just next door to the Garden Room Shop is Roots Café, serving breakfasts, lunches and coffee and cake, using tasty locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible.

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Enjoy a wander

This year we are expanding the number of walks starting from Blackthorpe Barn, with Rougham Estate offering 18 miles of public footpaths and popular cycling routes, alongside additional permissive paths. Coupled with the café and the shop, this creates a superb destination for a relaxing day out in the Suffolk countryside and to enjoy the changing seasons.


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Birdsong… 

An evening’s walk enjoying Rougham Estates green lanes and the beauty of nature. 

The best things in life are free!

Please note the gates to the Estate car park close when the cafe and shop close shortly after 4pm. 

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Birdsong…

An evening’s walk enjoying Rougham Estates green lanes and the beauty of nature.

The best things in life are free!

Please note the gates to the Estate car park close when the cafe and shop close shortly after 4pm.

#birdsong #birdsongs #RoughamEstate #BlackthorpeBarn #proudlyeastanglia #suffolklife #TranquilSpaces

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To celebrate World Bee Day, Rougham Estate Manager, Simon Eddell, went out with our resident Bee Keeper, Zac, who’s been using the Estate for 14 years to locate his hives. 
There are now a whopping 50 colonies on the Estate!
 
Bees are key to our environment and this is a great example of our farming practices and conservation management working in harmony. 

Almost 90% of wild plants and 75% of leading global crops depend on animal pollination and an incredible one in three mouthfuls of our food depends on pollinators like bees.

So here’s to our local bees, busy working today and every day. Take good care of them and if you enjoy honey, why not pick some up when you are next at the Estate!

#roughamestate #blackthorpebarn #burystedmunds #bees #beesofinstagram #beekeepers #beekeeping #worldbeeday #beehive #honeybees #honeybee #beehives #suffolkbeekeepers #burystedmundssuffolk #roughamroots #localhoney #honeycombs #honeycomb #honey #worldbeeday2024

To celebrate World Bee Day, Rougham Estate Manager, Simon Eddell, went out with our resident Bee Keeper, Zac, who’s been using the Estate for 14 years to locate his hives.
There are now a whopping 50 colonies on the Estate!

Bees are key to our environment and this is a great example of our farming practices and conservation management working in harmony.

Almost 90% of wild plants and 75% of leading global crops depend on animal pollination and an incredible one in three mouthfuls of our food depends on pollinators like bees.

So here’s to our local bees, busy working today and every day. Take good care of them and if you enjoy honey, why not pick some up when you are next at the Estate!

#roughamestate #blackthorpebarn #burystedmunds #bees #beesofinstagram #beekeepers #beekeeping #worldbeeday #beehive #honeybees #honeybee #beehives #suffolkbeekeepers #burystedmundssuffolk #roughamroots #localhoney #honeycombs #honeycomb #honey #worldbeeday2024

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If you go down to the Barn today… you’ll notice that there is a new car park to use and a new entrance to Roots Café and the Garden Room shop. 

During the summer months, private functions and weddings are held in the big Barn, so the shop and café will be using the “Christmas tree” car park during this time, with the entrance through the arch. New signage will show you where to go. 

There is plenty of parking and accessible parking too, with the big overflow car parks still available.

And yes, we are still open daily, 9-4 for the café and 10-4 for the shop. 
With all-day breakfasts, a sandpit for younger guests and the courtyard and decking offering the perfect summer dining location, we look forward to seeing you soon! 😁🌞👋

All the info from the link in our profile
roughamestate.com/welcome

#roughamestate #blackthorpebarn #roughamroots #suffolkdaysout #whattodosuffolk #burystedmunds #burystedmundssuffolk #burystedmundsandbeyond #suffolkcountryside #walksinsuffolk #suffolkfoodie #suffolkcafe #suffolkmum #suffolkmums #suffolklife #suffolkliving #suffolklocal #suffolkweekend

If you go down to the Barn today… you’ll notice that there is a new car park to use and a new entrance to Roots Café and the Garden Room shop.

During the summer months, private functions and weddings are held in the big Barn, so the shop and café will be using the “Christmas tree” car park during this time, with the entrance through the arch. New signage will show you where to go.

There is plenty of parking and accessible parking too, with the big overflow car parks still available.

And yes, we are still open daily, 9-4 for the café and 10-4 for the shop.
With all-day breakfasts, a sandpit for younger guests and the courtyard and decking offering the perfect summer dining location, we look forward to seeing you soon! 😁🌞👋

All the info from the link in our profile
roughamestate.com/welcome

#roughamestate #blackthorpebarn #roughamroots #suffolkdaysout #whattodosuffolk #burystedmunds #burystedmundssuffolk #burystedmundsandbeyond #suffolkcountryside #walksinsuffolk #suffolkfoodie #suffolkcafe #suffolkmum #suffolkmums #suffolklife #suffolkliving #suffolklocal #suffolkweekend

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