West Acre Gardens

Our 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.

Our Gardens

Our Visitors Love Us

These are reviews from our customers that you can see for yourself.

  • I found this beautiful garden with my 2-year-old son Billy and he had the most amazing time. We returned with our other, older kids, and they spent a happy few hours looking at the plants and discovering all the hidden areas! Lovely place, wonderful staff, thoroughly recommended.

  • Knowledgeable and helpful staff. Wonderful plants to purchase at affordable prices. All set in the most beautiful surroundings and gardens to give you inspiration. Lovely cafe too. Lots of plants purchased today. Will definitely visit again.

  • What a Gem we have discovered, An amazing range of plants set in a beautiful secluded walled garden, So many plants to look at. The staff very helpful, friendly and easy to talk to. Lovely to be able to walk round and admire the beauty.I would happily recommend West Acre Gardens 100% We will be back soon.

  • Superb walled garden to wander around where you can see the plants for sale in a normal garden setting (giving you some great ideas). Great quality and brilliant value-for-money plants available to buy. I’ll definitely be going back again.

  • We love it there, fantastic selection of plants. Very reasonable pricing. Lovely staff, all very helpful. COVID precautions are very good, feels very safe out there.

  • Lovely & tranquil, a beautiful walk around the walled garden, plentiful garden plants to buy and a fab very friendly tea room. Staff were so lovely. Dog friendly too:) we will certainly return.

The Apple Cafe

The Apple Cafe in the gardens offers light refreshments. We recommend that you check on their own website for current details on opening hours and latest menu items before your visit.  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 and you can visit their website at

Visit The Apple Cafe Website

Frequently Asked Questions

Quick reference to some of the questions we are asked most often! If your questions isn't listed below, please use our contact page to get in touch.

Contact us

We are open daily 10am to 5pm from February to November

The cafe is operated by an external company, so their opening hours can vary depending on the time of year. We recommend you check for their up-to-date opening times.

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.