West Acre Gardens

Primula auriculasOur specialist plant nursery and display gardens are set in the unusual D-shaped walled garden of an old Norfolk manor house.  As you walk through the gates, you enter a plant lovers’ paradise.  The gardens are full of interesting and unusual plants, many of which are rarely seen.  We propagate from these, so that you can obtain them from the nursery.

An extensive range of perennials, shrubs, grasses, climbers, roses and alpines (including Primula auriculas and Rhodohypoxis) are grown, along with a large selection of shade and woodland plants and drought tolerant plants.

Whilst browsing around our well stocked sales area, you are sure to find sought treasures.  We are constantly adding to our amazing range of choice plants, so there is always something new to enthral our regular visitors.  Our helpful staff are happy to answer your questions and give advice if required.


Garden tours are available to gardening clubs and horticultural societies during opening hours, subject to advance booking.

We are located approximately 1 mile from West Acre village.  We are open daily 10am to 5pm from February to November and admission to the display gardens is free.

The Apple Cafe

CakesApple CafeThe Apple Cafe in the gardens offers light refreshments.  It is open seasonally from Easter to the end of September, 10.30am to 3.30pm (closed Mondays), although throughout the pandemic, changing restrictions may affect opening times and what can be offered, so please check on their own website for current details.  The Apple Cafe is a separate business and can be contacted on 01760 755218 during opening hours or on 01760 336567 out of season or out of hours.  Advance bookings are welcome for groups planning to visit.  Their email is kiri_cooks@yahoo.co.uk and you can visit their website at www.kiricookscatering.com.


Disabled & Parent Access

The nursery and gardens are accessible for wheelchair users, although there are a few gravelled paths.  We have accessible toilet facilities for disabled visitors and there are baby changing facilities.


Well trained dogs are welcome, as long as they are kept on a lead and owners clear up after them.