Natural Surroundings

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Natural Surroundings is a small business based in North Norfolk on the scenic Bayfield Estate and close to the town of Holt and just a stone’s throw from Blakeney and Cley-next-the-Sea. Covering 8 acres (around 4 hectares) we offer extensive gardens demonstrating all aspects of wildlife-friendly gardening as well as showcasing a wide variety of plants, both native and near-natives. We also have wildflower-filled wet meadows fronting onto the River Glaven and a small area of wet woodland. The plant nursery sells a wide variety of hardy plants, with native wild flowers, cottage garden plants and an eclectic selection of interesting perennials. The cafe serves drinks, home-made cakes and light lunches, and the shop has a selection of seeds and bulbs (in season), books, bird feeders and wildlife-themed cards and gifts. 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.

Limited access for wheelchairs.

Guide Prices

Adults £3, child £2.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.
We are difficult to reach by public transport as the bus service that passes the entrance is sparse and irregular. It is possible to walk from the A149 at Cley next the Sea (Coasthopper), however, via s scenic route along country lanes and the River Glaven.
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.

The nearest railway station is Holt, which is 4 miles away.

Natural Surroundings


Natural Surroundings, Bayfield Estate, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7JN

Tel: 01263 711091

Opening Times

* 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). Closed from 24-27 December, but open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
May-September: open every day 10am-5pm.

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