out of chaos into calm... where workmanship is everything

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Cromer Road, Alby, NR11 7QE

Winter opening hours from 1st December to 20th March, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

Christmas opening: The Tea Room, Farm Shop and Purple Parrot Gift Shop will be open up to and including Christmas Eve for collection of ordered turkeys and vegetables and last minute Christmas shopping.
All shops and galleries will be closed 25th – 28th December and 1st January.

We love the bright frosty days of winter at Alby Crafts & Gardens and we've been busy making and gathering together beautiful new stock in anticipation of shoppers for the festive season. Nicci in the Purple Parrot Gift Shop has a hand picked selection of unusual and affordable items to make your Christmas shopping an easy pleasure.

Buy local art and craft
The galleries in the Lower Courtyard all stock artwork by a growing number of East Anglian makers. Studio House has a large range of prints and originals by artists including Michael Sanders, Brian Lewis, Sam Thomas and Keith Nash. Unknown Norfolk stocks original paintings and prints by artists including the TV celebrity couple Alwyn & June Crawshaw. And you will find a wide selection of paintings, prints, jewellery, textiles and other crafts in The Hare & Moon Gallery including paper cuts by owner Claire Knight and ceramics by our resident pottery teacher Helen Dixon. Meanwhile Keverne Dewick exclusively sells his bespoke furniture and turned wooden bowls, vases and lamps. Follow the links below to find out more.

Learn a new skill
There is always a selection of courses & workshops on offer in the Lower Courtyard including pottery, fine art sculpture, paper cutting, pen and ink drawing and wood turning. Come along or call for dates in 2016.

New at Alby
Jane Kenning and Hannah Ghoorahoo have taken over the gallery above the café offering bespoke wedding dresses, corsetry and home furnishings. Meanwhile downstairs the Alby Tea Room has had a makeover by new owner Simon Chipperfield who also has a Norfolk Farm Shop here selling local fruit, vegetables and produce.

Easily accessible by car and bus
We are situated on the A140 between Aylsham and Cromer. There is plenty of free parking and a bus stop on the Norwich to Cromer/Sheringham routes immediately outside our entrance with a regular service from konectbus 2 or 2a and Sanders 43, 44A or X44.

Café 01263 761652 Enquiries 01263 768820
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Plant, peacocks and pleasure: perfect

Contact details, opening hours, how to find us, etc.

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Paper cut artist.
Gallery & workshops.

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Gifts galore and more!

Some information on how we came to be here

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New owner Simon Chipperfield provides a warm welcome, a great choice of food and fresh local fruit, vegetables and produce.

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Learn to create your own sculptures and see other art works.

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Bespoke furniture maker and wood turner. He is also prepared to teach you how to do it!

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For courses in arts, crafts and skills.

Some suggestions for places to stay when attending courses at Alby.

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You can get anything for pottery here, including lessons.

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Exclusive, handmade corsets, wedding gowns and vintage dresses.

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Hair cuts in a unique, personal setting.

Visit Alby Crafts and Gardens any time. We are open all year 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
Entrance is free.
Entrance to the gardens is £2.50 per person - all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the gardens.