We hold events throughout the year, from willow-weaving workshops to wildflower identification courses.

Simon’s Winter Tree Challenge – Saturday 17th February

We have a wide range of native trees and shrubs in our gardens and grounds, making Natural Surroundings a great place to compare and contrast the various species. Most trees are deciduous and loose their leaves in winter and can be a challenge to identify, but they can still be named by looking at their twigs, buds and bark. Join Simon for a two-hour stroll around the grounds and get to grips with winter trees. 11am to around 1pm, £15 per person, numbers will be limited so booking is advisable – please email

Two events have been hed every year, a ‘fungus foray’ in October and the ‘New Year Plant Hunt’ in easly January. Our annual fungus foray took  place this year on Friday 27th October 2023, and we were delighted to welcome back Dr Tony Leech as leader. Click on the links below for further details.

Fungus Foray

New Year Plant Hunt

Simon Harrap regulars talks to garden clubs and societies on a variety of subjects. Details here.