Welcome

MAY OPENING TIMES

The gardens, nursery and shop are open daily, 10.30am to 5pm. The café is also  open, serving customers seated outside, with drinks and snacks available all day and limited menu of hot food from 12 noon to 2.30pm. Do come along and enjoy our plants and gardens, with more and more species coming into flower every day now.

We wish our many friends and supporters good health and best wishes and thank you all for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you!

 

We are 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. 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 .

Horned Rampion - new to our nursery in 2020

The Plant Shop - wildlife-friendly plants for every garden

We are a small independent nursery, specialising in wildlife-friendly plants. We sell a wide range of garden-worthy native British wild flowers, as well as plants from around the Northern Hemisphere - from Europe, Asia and North America. Some of our plants are cottage garden classics, but we also stock a range of unusual plants seldom seen in nurseries. We stock herbaceous perennials, climbers, shrubs and small trees, as well as plants for ponds and bog gardens. Many of the plants that we sell have been propagated on site, and all our plants are grown in peat-free compost.

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Beautiful gardens … A peaceful haven from the troubles of the World, 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 well away from the current troubles.

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Sea Kale in full flower in the Tea Gardens

Salsify - you have to visit before lunch to enjoy the flowers fully open!

OPENING TIMES

For current opening times please see the top of the page.

CONTACT

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

LOCATION

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

CHARGES

Free parking; free entrance to nursery & shop.

Entrance to gardens and grounds: adults £5.00, children 6-16 £2.50, children five and under no charge; .

DOGS

Well-behaved dogs are very welcome in the gardens, but must be on a short lead (and short means less than two metres please!). At present we prefer dogs not to be brought into the shop and nursery, but understand that it may not be acceptible to leave them in a car if the weather is hot.

'the world depends on an understanding of nature, which begins for the majority of human beings on their doorstep'
Sir David Attenborough