Welcome to Thaxters

Please see below for our Christmas opening hours

We are pleased to announce that our 2018 Christmas Wonderland is now open and more spectacular than ever!


2018 Santa’s Grotto Dates

Santa’s grotto is open on the following dates in December 1st/2nd, 8th/9th, 15th/16th, 20th/21st/22nd/23rd December 10:30-3:30 with a break to feed his Reindeer 12:15-13:00. The cost is £4 and every child will receive a wrapped gift. There is no need to book.20181007_090840 20180930_171215


We are a popular family run garden centre which has been established for over 50 years. We are situated on the beautiful North West Norfolk coast, on the old coast road in the village of Dersingham just one mile away from royal Sandringham.

We stock everything you could need for your garden and still believe that plants are at the heart of the garden. As well as a large well stocked plant area and all the usual garden essentials we have an ever expanding gift range so you will easily find a gift for any occasion. Most of our plants have been supplied by small local nurseries that we have been working with for many years and that have our same passion for quality, healthy plants at competitive prices.

We also have the essential Coffee Shop that is now one the most important parts of anyone’s visit to the garden centre. We believe in baking our own cakes, making our own meals of the day, making our own sandwiches on bread supplied by our local baker, and serving coffee that has been roasted just up the road, you will find 90% of our produce home made.

We have a small friendly team who are always ready and willing to help whether it be advise on a plant or carrying a bag of compost to your car we will always do our best to help you.

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Eve 8am – 4pm

Christmas Day Closed

Boxing Day Closed

27th, 28th, 29th, 30th 9am-5pm

New Years Eve 9am-5pm

New Years Day 10am-4pm


GDPR privacy policy for reward card customers.

With the new data protection regulations (GDPR) coming into force on the 25th May 2018 we would like to outline our privacy policy relating to your data and how we use it.

Information Held:

Information that is held to administer the reward card scheme is held by Oxford Retail Data solely for this purpose. No data is stored by R H Thaxter Ltd. Data is held accurately and up to date as provided by you on your application form.

We are able to provide you with your data or remove and delete data at your request. Physical application forms are held by Oxford Retail Data for 18 months after which they are disposed of by confidential waste shredding.

The printing processes provide full traceability of all documents from printing through to despatch. Every document will be assigned a unique identifier; this identifier will be in the form of a 2D barcode. This provides full audit trail giving details of when it was sent, where and to whom, at what time it was submitted and printed. To enable us to provide this level of service we need to share some data with our postal partners – Whistl Ltd. Any data flow to them will be encrypted and transferred via a SFTP connection. Data will only be used for the purposes of printing and distribution. After 14 days of the data being printed and posted, all data will be deleted by them.

Data Security:

We have relevant security measures in place to protect your data. Data is encrypted and held on UK based servers.