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.


*******   OCTOBER HALF-TERM: We are open every day during October half-term, 19-27 October, 10am-4pm, including Monday 21 October. During the week will be celebrating fungi, with a ‘Fascinated by Fungi’ trail and a fungus foray with Dr Tony Leech on Wednesday 23rd at 10.30am (no charge and no need to book). *******

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.

May-September: open every day 10am-5pm.

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 (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 on a short lead at all times.

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.