The ‘Gardens’ area at Natural Surroundings is divided into 18 demonstration gardens, varying in size from the tiny Bog Garden to the more expansive Woodland Garden and Reptile Refuge. All of them lie, however, within the range of sizes found in the vast majority of private gardens, making them easy to relate to.
Our gardens have two main aims: to demonstrate wildlife-friendly gardening and to showcase plants.We love plants in all their myriad colours, shapes and sizes and all of our gardens are designed to show them off to best advantage. For this we use a variety of planting schemes, both formal and informal, as well as pots, troughs, containers, cold frames and greenhouses. As well as a wide selection of British wild flowers, we also grow plants from around the Northern Hemisphere – Europe, eastern Asia and North America. Not only are these interesting and attractive, they are often almost as good for wildlife as native British species. Follow the links below to find out more about our gardens.