Alby Crafts & Gardens is one of Norfolk’s hidden gems. Set in two courtyards of converted traditional brick and flint farm buildings and over 4 acres of gardens you will find a busy café serving lunch and afternoon tea, flanked in the Upper Courtyard by a gift shop, upholstery, dressmaking and Bach flower essence studios.
The Lower Courtyard is home to five further creative businesses: Helen Dixon is a ceramist and a beekeeper, selling supplies for both pastimes and teaching pottery; Keverne Dewick is a cabinet maker and teaches wood turning; Mitchell House is a fine art sculptor and has regular classes in clay and wax sculpture; Claire Knight is a paper cut artist and potter; Tracy Myers is our resident printmaker and photographer. Our galleries also exhibit work by other local artists and craftsmen including Michael Sanders, Samuel Thomas, Brian Lewis, Kate Barclay, Kate Green, Paul Jackson, Pia Zocca, Jackie Watson and many more.
Check the Alby Crafts & Gardens website for individual business opening hours.
What’s On Offer
The Purple Parrot gift shop run by Nicci Geere • Delicious hot and cold lunches and afternoon tea from Simon Chipperfield’s team at the Alby Tea Room & Bistro • Over four acres of Valerie Alston’s Gardens • Everything for the professional and hobby potter, and for beekeepers, from Helen Dixon at Anglia Clay Supplies & All Bees • Fine art sculpture and gallery by Mitchell & Sue House at Studio House • Paper cut artist and potter Claire Knight and gallery The Hare and Moon Gallery • Cabinet maker and showroom Keverne Dewick • Printmaker and photographer Tracy Myers at Navigation Art • Soft furnishings by Hannah Ghoorahoo Perfectly Pencil • Wedding dresses, corsetry and professional tutus by Jane Kenning • Bach flower essences prepared on site by Viv and Jo at Sun Essences. Something for everyone!