Garden Centres to visit in Norfolk
Published date: April 2019
Mooching around one of Norfolk’s garden centres is the perfect way to spend a weekend and with Easter weekend soon upon us, here are some ideas of where to go in search of a plant or two. Many of the garden centres in Norfolk have cafés, pet shops, gift and craft areas and stock garden furniture and equipment, clothing, barbeques, sheds and summerhouses.
They are the perfect destination for a few hours of retail therapy and will provide inspiration to help you redesign and enhance your outdoor spaces. With summer not that far away, it’s a good time to get your garden looking pretty for those outdoor parties, family get-togethers and barbeques that the warmer weather permits.
Here is our pick of some of the best garden centres in Norfolk, with knowledgeable staff, a good range of healthy plants, quality seeds and excellent gardening equipment, accessories and care. If you have green fingers, you are sure to want to pay these Norfolk garden centres a visit…
Thetford Garden Centre
This is a popular independent garden centre that was established in 1982 by Jean and Paul Nixon and is today a thriving family business in the town of Thetford. Selling a vast range of high-quality plants and goods, Thetford Garden Centre also has an excellent restaurant that attracts visitors from afar. Browse their many departments including garden care, tools, landscaping, furniture, barbeques, machinery, gifts, clothing, interiors, pets, aquatics and food. Make sure you visit their restaurant - Lime Kiln Kitchen, when you are there!
Thetford Garden Centre - Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2RL
Tel: 01842 763267
Fakenham Garden Centre
Fakenham Garden Centre was founded in 1985 and is a family run business with an emphasis on quality plants and products and great customer service. With a wide selection of plants, clothing and footwear, gifts and homewares, furniture and barbeques, pets and aquatics, landscaping, building and fencing products, knowledgeable staff and an excellent coffee shop, Fakenham Garden Centre ticks all the boxes.
Fakenham Garden Centre - Mill Road, Hempton, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7LH
Tel: 01328 863380
Taverham Nursery Centre
This popular garden centre in the village of Taverham provides high-quality plants and gardening equipment, sheds, garden buildings, landscaping materials, barbecues, furniture, clothing, aquatics, gifts and more. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful and there is a restaurant serving food and drink throughout the day.
Taverham Nursery Centre - Fir Covert Road, Taverham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 6HT
Tel: 01603 860522
Bawdeswell Garden Centre
This is an independent and family-run garden centre between Norwich and Fakenham on the A1067. Established in 1983 originally as a conifer nursery, Peter and Judy Underwood have transformed it into one of Norfolk’s must visit garden centres. Discover a great selection of quality plants, giftware, toys, garden furniture, cane furniture, oak furniture, books, clothes, shoes, pet food and of course all the normal gardening equipment, structures, buildings etc. Bawdeswell Garden Centre also has a food hall stocking locally sourced produce including, fresh meat, cheese, fish, breads, beers, wines, spirits, chutneys, jams and fruit and vegetables. Their restaurant serves home-made food including breakfast, afternoon tea and light lunches.
Bawdeswell Garden Centre - Norwich Road, Bawdeswell, Norfolk, NR20 4RZ
Tel: 01362 688387
Holt Garden Centre
Holt Garden Centre was acquired by The Kelling Estate in April 2017 and was formerly known as EMCY. This garden centre stocks a great variety of plants and gardening related accessories, garden buildings, tools, clothing, garden furniture, landscaping products, pet supplies, gifts and more. The staff at Holt Garden Centre are both knowledgeable and approachable and there is a delightful tearoom serving breakfast, lunch and home-made cakes.
Holt Garden Centre - Holgate Hill, Kelling, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7ER
Tel: 01263 711574
Diss Garden Centre
This family owned and run garden centre and pet store in Diss stocks a good range of plants and pet supplies. Their team of knowledgeable staff offer both gardening and pet advice to help customers with their purchases and queries.
Diss Garden Centre - Victoria Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4BG
Tel: 01379 642873
Find beautiful, unusual and exotic plants that have been lovingly grown and creatively displayed within a garden setting at Urban Jungle. First opening on Ringland Lane, Costessey in 2001, the nursey has grown considerably since then, with the addition of a delightful café selling homemade cakes and seasonal produce. A must visit destination for any keen gardener.
Urban Jungle - Ringland Lane, Old Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk, NR85BG
Tel: 01603 744997
Wymondham Garden Centre
Brenda and Gary Groucott and their family have been running this garden centre for nearly 2 decades and providing great customer service is at the forefront of everything they do. With knowledgeable staff, quality plants and products and a super café offering delicious home-cooked food, Wymondham Garden Centre makes for a great afternoon out. Also selling house plants, gifts, books, food, furniture, pet supplies, aquatics and more.
Wymondham Garden Centre - Tuttles Lane East, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0EP
Tel: 01953 600282
This family-run garden centre in Bergh Apton offers old-fashioned customer service, a warm welcome and stocks quality plants and products. Smaller than some of the other garden centres listed here, Green Pastures has a team of knowledgeable staff who are available to offer advice and expertise when required. Their farm shop sells either fresh produce from their own family farm or from their network of Norfolk and Suffolk farmers and food producers. Their award-winning restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, light bites, afternoon tea and Sunday lunch and Green Pastures even has its own Post Office that is open 7 days a week!
Green Pastures Plant Centre and Farm Shop - Mill Road, Bergh Apton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1BQ
Tel: 01508 480734
Notcutts Norwich Garden Centre
Notcutts have been in Norwich for over 40 years and have been offering gardening knowledge, products and inspiration since 1897, when the company was founded by a budding horticulturalist Roger Crompton Notcutt. The business remains in the family today. Find an excellent range of healthy plants, displays and gardens, knowledgeable staff, garden buildings, play equipment, pet shop, garden furniture, homeware, gifts, crafts and food. There is also and very nice restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, cakes and lighter bites.
Notcutts Norwich Garden Centre - Daniels Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6QP
Tel: 01603 453155
Cherry Lane - South View Nurseries
South View Nurseries has been part of the Cherry Lane family of garden centres since 2002 and offers excellent value products. Located near to the picturesque village of Fritton in Norfolk, this well-stocked garden centre also sells homeware, toys, wild bird care, aquatics and pet supplies. There is also a café.
Cherry Lane - South View Nurseries - Beccles Road, Fritton, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9EU
Tel: 01493 488212