Alby Crafts & Gardens

Welcome to Alby Crafts & Gardens

Between Aylsham and Cromer NR11 7QE

Open 6 days a week

Rooted in Norfolk

Our tea room 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.

News & Events

New craft shop!

A warm welcome to our latest resident crafts people, Enchanted Wood. They are an eclectic mix of local artists all truly inspired by nature. Fine art and eco-art. Courses include Forest School, mosaic, basketry and all kinds of willow work.

Tea Rooms

We are open 10am - 3:45pm during winter serving a mouthwatering selection of lights lunches (12:00 - 2:30), savoury snacks and cakes.

Workshops and Courses

NEW at Studio House MORNING SCULPTURE CLASSES : BEGINNERS COURSE 10am - 1pm : 30 hours tuition; from creating sculpture in clay, all the way through to making a mold and casting. ALSO Classes : Wednesday, Thursday and Friday all year round Phone 07917 826585 or call in.

Unique lifestyle

Our experienced and professional designer makers can work with you to satisfy your dreams, from bespoke apparel 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 essences 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, fine art sculpture, sewing, bee keeping and 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, X40 or X44, from Norwich or Cromer
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.