Norfolk and the surrounding counties are a festival of green-fingered establishments to help you with your gardening needs. Many have been hit hard by Covid-19, so please show your support by taking your custom to these wonderful independent garden centres, plant nurseries and suppliers.



Hillfield Nursery and Farm Shop, between Loddon and Haddiscoe

This is a very quirky family run nursery, going to Hillfield is like taking a step back in time, you can find some really amazing unusual plants here, the best time to go would be from March to May.

Darsham Nurseries, Saxmundham

The emphasis is on garden worthy and easy to care for heirloom and new varieties of perennials and fragrant species

Woodgate Nursery, Aylsham

a traditional and well stocked nursery with knowledgeable staff

Georges Gorgeous Gardens, Earsham Hall

A small plant shop with a nice selection of garden plants and excellent plant advice from the owner.

Panache Plants

a specialist grower propagating unusual hardy herbaceous plants

Walnut Tree Garden Nursery, Rockland St Peter

A specialist plant nursery selling a range of hardy garden plants including some more unusual species and varieties.

Plantsman’s Preference, South Lopham

Plantsman’s Preference has a nice collection of perennials and grasses including some more unusual varieties at reasonable prices. They can send plants by mail order and are open to the public some days of the week. They have an easy to use plant finder and offer plant collections where you can buy a bundle of plants for the same conditions.

Green Pastures, Bergh Apton

A good range of plants including veg plants, trees, roses, with knowledgeable staff.

Homestead Nurseries, Kirstead

A good value, very organised and well stocked nursery growing all their own bedding plants and some perennials, you can find some amazing bargains, their trees and mature shrubs are excellent value.

Creake Plant Centre, South Creake

Some excellent finds in this little nursery, they have a fantastic collection of salvias and there is another nursery next door selling different plants which are great quality and super cheap.

The Romantic Garden Nursery, Swannington

a large collection of mature trees and shrubs and topiary

Thorncroft Clematis

Sadly no longer open to visitors but plants are available from Peter Beales

Peter Beales Roses Ltd, Attleborough

Excellent selection of roses and garden plants and a very good website with online facilities to research rose varieties

Katies Garden Plant Centre, Woodbridge

a family run independent nursery where most of the stock is grown onsite

Dutch Barn Nursery, Blo Norton

A small independent nursery selling home grown perennials, herbs and alpines

Felthorpe Forest Nursery, Felthorpe

Great range of trees, hedging, shrubs and bamboo including bare root in winter.

Black Row Nurseries, Stratton Strawless

Hedging plants and fruit trees

Botanica Plant Nursery, Campsea Ashe

English grown plants and trees and huge specimen plants

The Place for Plants, East Bergholt

great plants and a great location

Hillcrest Nursery and Farm Shop, Stanton

A good well priced plant selection

PlantGrow, Attleborough

Natural fertilisers – peat-free and vegan, gives great results

Norfolk Herbs, Dereham

Medicinal and delicious and plentiful!

Foundry Plant Centre, Norwich

Lound Plant Centre, Lowestoft

Toftwood Garden Centre, Dereham

Written by Georgie Matthews