About us

Allen G Meale inspecting the stock - around 1970

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 11 members of the family working alongside 14 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).


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


Tel: 01692 580226


Vera's Direct Line:

01692 583971

Email: agmeale@btconnect.com

Mon-Fri      8.00am-6.00pm

Saturday    8.00am-5.00pm

Sunday     10.00am-4.00pm

Mon-Fri     8.30am-4.30pm

Saturday   8.30am-4.00pm

Sunday      9.30am-3.00pm

Please Note:

Full Menu Mon - Sat is available until 3pm

Full Menu Sunday is available until 2.30pm

Counter sweet and savoury snacks available till close.

Reservations:              01692 583971

December Highlights

Real Christmas Trees now in stock


Our own grown

Nadine (White) & Desiree (Red) Potatoes are


25 kg for £5

or 3 x 25 kg for £10


As well as their usual menu Vera's Coffee Shop are serving their delicous homemade Christmas Menu every lunchtime until 23rd December.

Please note the Christmas menu must be pre-booked.


On 24th December Vera's Coffee Shop will be serving an all day breakfast menu from 8.30am to 12.30

Sat Nav Co-ordinates

Latitude      52.772

Longitude     1.483

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