About us

In 1934 Allen G Meale acquired a single acre of land and set up Newland Nurseries in Stalham, Norfolk selling fresh produce to local people. He had no machinery working the land by hand with a few basic gardening tools. He also kept a small number of pigs and chickens.


His hard work and uncompromising attitude to quality and looking after his customers paid off and he was able to steadily expand his business and in 1965 A G Meale became a limited company, A G Meale & Sons Ltd.

The Greenhouses and Piggery

In the early 70’s the business moved to a new site at Wayford, Stalham and Mr Meale changed the name to Wayford Nurseries. Today, while Wayford Nurseries is part of our postal address we are more often referred to and known locally as ‘Meales’.


We now have 260 acres producing our own tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, corn, pumpkins, beet, barley and wheat along with a great variety of all types of plants from our own ‘all season’ bedding plants, an array of roses such as Bush, Patio and standard, Geraniums, Fuchsias to eye-catching hanging baskets, conifers and shrubs.


We retain some of this land to put in scrapes and leave the ground to be rough conservation areas to encourage Waders and a variety of other birds & insects to breed. 


A G Meale & Sons Ltd., remains a family run business with 10 members of the family working alongside 37 members of staff to provide our customers with top quality products and customer service.

Our retail site is at Wayford Nurseries, Stalham where we have a well stocked Farm Shop, Plant House and Garden Centre. Also at this site are greenhouses in which we grow our famous tomatoes and where we start most of our plants along with PYO Strawberries, Raspberries, Plums and Runner Beans (in season).

In 2016 we built and opened a coffee shop / licensed restaurant on the site in which we serve a full menu 7 days a week. Vera's Coffee Shop is named after the wife of Allen G Meale who started the business. We pride ourselves in cooking everything fresh on site using our own or local produce wherever possible.


Over 80 years ago Allen G Meale started growing produce, along with keeping a small number of pigs and chickens, on just one acre of land.                                                         

From such a small holding he knew his only chance of success would be to produce the finest quality products and offer his customers a level of service that would stand above all others.


Just like Allen G Meale all those years ago we appreciate how important our customers are and in return we work tirelessly to offer a wide range of top quality products that represent great value for money. Our friendly and helpful team are always available to help you with queries, pack your shopping or load your car.


We look forward to seeing you!

Contact details:

A.G.Meale & Sons Ltd

Wayford Nurseries



NR12 9LJ


Farm Shop & Plant Centre:

01692 580226


Vera's Coffee Shop:

01692 583971


Email: agmeale@btconnect.com

Farm Shop & Plant Centre Opening Times

Mon-Thur  8.00 am - 6.00 pm

Friday          8.00am - 8.00 pm

Saturday    8.00 am - 5.00 pm

Sunday    10.00 am - 4.00 pm


Vera's Coffee Shop

Opening Times

Mon-Thurs  8.30 am - 4.30 pm

Friday            8.30 am - 8.00 pm

Saturday       8.30 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday          9.30 am - 4.00 pm


Last hot food orders 3.00 pm

but our homemade sweet & savoury snacks from the counter are available till close.


We serve an Italian themed menu from 5 pm on Fridays with last orders at 7.45 pm.


Reservations:  01692 583971


Please see Vera's Coffee Shop page for our menus and the times they are served.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates

Latitude      52.772

Longitude     1.483

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