Alby Crafts & Gardens

Welcome to Alby Crafts & Gardens

Between Aylsham and Cromer NR11 7QE

Open 6 days a week

Rooted in Norfolk

Our café serves delicious lunches freshly cooked from locally sourced produce, not to mention the magnificent selection of gluten free cakes. And much of the unique and exceptional work created by our artists and makers is the result of a deep connection with the land, the sea and the big big skies of Norfolk.

Unique lifestyle

Our experienced and professional designer makers can work with you to satisfy your dreams, from bespoke wedding dresses and soft furnishings to individually designed furniture and commissioned artwork for your home and garden.

Collectables of tomorrow

The galleries in the Lower Courtyard exhibit an ever-changing array of fine art and contemporary craft by our resident and guest local makers.

Language of flowers

Our own gardens are well worth a visit throughout the year as Valerie Alston’s collection of unusual and interesting plants flourish through the seasons. You can also buy fresh plants and order floral bouquets from our well stocked gift shop, enjoy a journey into the incredible world of flower essence preparations or buy some honey from our very own bees.

New skills!

We offer one-to-one and group sessions, sharing our knowledge and skills in woodturning, ceramics, paper cutting, fine art sculpture, sewing, bee keeping and the art of blending your own flower essences. You will need to contact the appropriate business to discuss options and availability.

We hope that you are interested in our work and that you find time to visit us soon.

Easily accessible:

By Car

There is plenty of free parking.

By Bus

Regular service from Sanders 43, 44A or X44.
The bus stops immediately outside our entrance on the Norwich to Cromer/Sheringham routes.

Entrance to and parking at Alby’s tea room, shops and galleries is free.
There is a entrance charge for the gardens - £2.50 per person, with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of the gardens.