Natural Surroundings

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A148, Junction Letheringsett; 4 minutes


Mon-Sun 10.30am-5pm (April-Sept)
Tues-Sun 10.30am-4pm (Oct-March)
Open BH Mon, Mon in school holidays, New Year's Day

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    Dog friendly

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    Kid friendly

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    Vegetarian or vegan options

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    Gluten-free options

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    Parking available onsite

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Natural Surroundings is an eight-acre wildlife reserve and Norfolk's Wildflower Centre, with a plant-encircled hideout of a cafe in a wonderful, wildlife-friendly garden.

At the end of a driveway flanked by gargantuan-leaved plants, the café, gardens and nursery are run by experienced horticulturalists and authors, Anne and Simon Harrap. Their knowledge and the variety of plants (including 'micro-meadows' planted in half-barrels) are impressive.

The cafe has a cosy, living room feel and offers good coffee, cakes and light lunches. The Tea Garden's terrace offers seating among some of their favourite specimens. Sit down with a tea and slice of gooey mocha cake as butterflies tangle and tango overhead.

The Tea Garden and nursery are free for cafe dwellers to explore. A small fee opens up the 20 demonstration gardens, which show how wildlife-friendly gardening works. Wander down to the river Glaven, a scenic and rare ‘chalk river’ before journeying onwards, refreshed.

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Natural Surroundings,
Bayfield, Holt,
NR25 7JN
Tel - 01263 711091
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