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Natural Surroundings

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Pleasant day out in Natural Gardens great homemade food

Visited today on the recommendation of friends, we were not disappointed ... lunch was all... read more

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chrisparf
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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What a surprise!!

This lovely,out of the way little gem was a big surprise to us.Had lunch when we got there in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A very special Wildlife Garden, Café, Nursery and Nature Reserve tucked away in the magical Glaven Valley. Re-opened for 2011 under new, friendly ownership. A wonderful place for families, a peaceful, inspiring place for everyone.Old and new friends...more
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Bayfield Estate, Holt NR25 7JN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited today on the recommendation of friends, we were not disappointed ... lunch was all homemade, quiches, sandwiches, lovely home baked cakes and great outdoor seating tucked in shady areas of the garden. A very reasonable £4.50 to enter and walk around the extensive natural...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely,out of the way little gem was a big surprise to us.Had lunch when we got there in a lovely,cosy space with a good view of birds feeding on feeders.Lunch was delicious..highly recommend the fish finger sandwich...yummy the thickest sandwich I have ever seen.Good...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Holt Society had a special event at Natural Surroundings and it was delightful and very informative. The gardens and neighbouring Bayfield estate provide so much to live up to their name of Natural Surroundings. We had a presentation about the work that has been...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited occasionally over the past 7 or 8 years and seen great improvements over the past few years. The gardens are well worth a visit if you have any interest at all in wildlife. We spent 4 hours investigating all of the specialist garden...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a sunny afternoon at Natural Surroundings with my husband, mum and friend. My mum can't walk very quickly so had a gentle stroll round most of the gardens. Particularly enjoyed the herb garden and lovely to see so many butterflies and dragonflies. Spent a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019

Have been meaning to visit since we moved here 15 years ago. The plant labels didn't seem to relate to any relevant plants in some areas and it we thought it was expensive to wander round to see a lot of what we could see...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Katherine T
Reviewed July 29, 2019

Had lunch, so good that we came again the day after. Menu fairly limited but delicious and very reasonable. Don't be put off by the slightly ramshackle apperance it's all part of the charm.

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank John W
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Arrived around 1.30 and put in an order that arrived at 2.35 to be precise. Massive door stop bacon sandwich with 2 rashers of bacon for £4 each. Not worth the wait. Had to ask for table to be wiped. The girl that brought the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
4  Thank magsal2411
Reviewed July 8, 2019

Garden walks, very nice cafe good food at reasonable prices, outside & inside seating, wild flower plant sales, very peaceful place, nice short return walk to the next village, following the river, with its Shell Museum & Church, the shop will point you in right...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank mike n
Reviewed July 4, 2019

I enjoyed walking around the variety of gardens and woods seeing excellent examples of planting and habitats to encourage wildlife. I only sampled a drink in the cafe but there was plenty of choice in the cakes on display. The only disappointment was the lack...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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g0akc
January 27, 2019|
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Response from Simon H | Property representative |
We no longer have Red Squirrels. The last one died (of natural causes) around 2.5 years ago and we decided not to continue with the project, partly because the pair that we had inherited were not good at raising young, and... More
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knightstemplar15
January 26, 2019|
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Well behaved dogs are welcome in the cafe, shop, nursery and gardens, but must be on a lead at all times. Thanks, Simon
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Gigi B
August 7, 2018|
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£4.50 for adults, £2.50 for children 12-16, and free for under 12’s
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