OUR MISSION …  to promote wildlife-friendly gardening & British Wildlife


Natural Surroundings is a small business based in North Norfolk close to the town of Holt and just a stone’s throw from Blakeney and Cley-next-the-Sea. We offer a very special combination of wildlife-friendly gardens and grounds, cafe, shop and plant sales.

Beautiful gardens … Buzzing with wildlife

Our gardens and grounds extend over 8 acres (3.25 hectares), on mostly sloping ground between a wooded hillside and the River Glaven. It is a fairly compact site, and at a run it is possible to do a circuit in ten minutes (!), but most visitors take an hour or two to wander around, and many visitors spend all day at Natural Surroundings, especially in the summer months when there is so much to see. Take your time, sit and enjoy the view (we have several scenic viewpoints), and soak up the atmosphere of North Norfolk.

Natural Surroundings is owned and managed by Anne and Simon Harrap, and either Anne or Simon (or both) are usually on site, and are always happy to offer help and advice. More details ABOUT US


October to April
Tuesday to Sundays, 10am-4pm. Closed Mondays (but open Bank Holiday Mondays and every day during half term weeks and in the Christmas and Easter school holidays). Please note we will be closed from 24-27 December, but open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Open every day 10am-5pm.


Phone: 01263 711091
E-mail: wildlife@naturalsurroundings.info


Find us on the minor road between Letheringsett (on the A148 just west of Holt) and Wiveton – just follow the brown ‘wildflower centre’ signs. Postcode: NR25 7JN. See MAP


Free parking; free entrance to nursery, shop, café and tea garden.

Entrance to gardens and grounds: high season (March-Ocober) adults £4.50, children 12-16 £2.50, under 12s no charge; low season (November-February) adults £3, no charge for ages 16 and under.


Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the shop, café and grounds but must be kept on a short lead.


We have now launched our ‘Wildlife Gardening Trail taking in a selection of our gardens to illustrate all the things that you can do to attract wildlife to your garden. A full colour booklet with all the details is available in the shop for  £1.

Yet again, we’ve been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for consistently earning top ratings from our customers. Thanks to everyone who’s posted!  Read our reviews.