The Cafe and Shop at Natural Surroundings, Wildflower Centre



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.

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.


May to September: Every day, 10am-5pm.

October to April: Tuesday to Sundays, 10am-4pm  (in addition, 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.

Telephone: 01263 711091  E-mail:

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.

Free parking; free entrance to nursery, shop, café and tea garden; small charge for entrance to gardens and grounds (adults £4.50, children 12-16 £2.50, under 12s no charge).  Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the shop, café and grounds but must be on a short lead at all times.

Creatures of the Night at Natural Surroundings
Tuesday 10th September
Tuesday 17th September

Part of the North Norfolk Dark Skies Festival: Celebrating the dark skies & landscapes of the Norfolk Coast

Come along from 10am onwards and see what we have found in the moth and small mammal traps that we set overnight as part of our ongoing survey work. Kate Dougan from the North Norfolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will be talking about the importance of Dark Skies.
No charge, no need to book

We are 30 years old this year! It seems a long time since Anne came up with the concept of ‘Natural Surroundings’ and started work in a tiny office over ‘Starlings’ in Holt. Natural Surroundings has had its ups and downs, but is now back in her safe hands and thriving. W 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 just £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.