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Nature Reserve, £2-£3

Wildflower and Countryside Centre

Wildflower and Countryside Centre

Details

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.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for groups

Limited access for wheelchairs.

Opening details

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.

Prices

Adults £3, child £2.

Address

Bayfield Estate,
Holt,
Norfolk,
NR25 7JN

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TG 049405  Lat: 52.92281 Long: 1.04662

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.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Limited access for wheelchairs.