Coronavirus Update: Thursday 2nd April
Natural Surroundings is closed. We are, however, offering home delivery for bird food, compost and plants in our local area. MORE DETAILS.
During the period of forced closure our aim is to ensure that all the wonderful plants in our nursery and gardens are well cared for (as well as the Harvest Mice!). When everyone can finally get out and about again we want to be able to welcome you to gardens that are more beautiful and inspring than ever. In the meantime, we will be posting updates social media on what's happening in the world of flowers and wildlife to help us all get through these difficult times.
We wish our many friends and supporters good health and thank you for your understanding.
Championing wildlife-friendly gardening & British Wildlife
GARDENS * RESERVE * NURSERY * CAFE * SHOP
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, as well as a cafe, shop and plant sales.
Beautiful gardens … Buzzing with wildlife
Our gardens and grounds extend over 8 acres (3.25 hectares), on gently sloping ground between a wooded hillside and the River Glaven. Ours is a fairly compact site, but it is designed to showcase every aspect of wildlife-friendly gardening - to excite and inspire - and we cultivate a great variety of plants, both from Britain and from further afield. Most visitors take an hour or two to wander around, but you can spend all day at Natural Surroundings, especially in the summer 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
Free parking; free entrance to nursery, shop, café and tea garden.
Entrance to gardens and grounds: high season (March-Ocober) adults £4.50, children 6-16 £2.50, under six years old 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.
'the world depends on an understanding of nature, which begins for the majority of human beings on their doorstep'
Sir David Attenborough
On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June we will be hosting our first 'Wildflower Festival', with exhibitions, guided walks, demonstrations and other events. More details to follow soon!
On 2nd January 2020 we participated in the 'New Year Plant Hunt' and found no less than 74 species of wild-growing plants in flower, More details.
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.