We’d love to see you…. 

( UPDATED   SEPT 23rd  by Christine)  NE. RESTRICTIONS – OPENING HOURS -this information may be changed at short notice. Please check here or follow us on Fb @birkheadscoffee before setting out in October.

THE GARDENS,  COFFEE SHOP & PLANT SALES ARE OPEN  on FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY 11am-4pm Last Garden Entry 3.00pm.      

FOOD – For maximum safety we have removed indoor seating, we still have plenty of outdoor seating. You will be asked for contact details for Track & Trace.  Masks Must be Worn when ordering food & in the shop.  


WE have  a ONE WAY SYSTEM from the Car Park around the Secret Gardens in place to ensure that you don’t come in contact with other visitors. Visitor numbers will be monitored.

TRANSACTIONS;  We are encouraging card & Contactless Payment Systems  you will be outdoors at all times for Tickets & Plant Purchases. Staff will be regularly washing hands, cleaning down the Indoor & Outdoor Surfaces & Card machines. The Coffee Shop has a  One in -One out system of entry for ordering food with a Virus Screen in place. All other Gov’t. recommendations & guidelines  are in place.

There is no charge for entry into the  NURSERY/PLANT SALES AREA   

We will be posting regularly on our blog pages & Facebook with lovely pictures  from the gardens. Keep up to date by liking us on Twitter, Facebook @birkheadscoffee. or checking our blog pages on this site or if you would like to receive our e-newsletter just sign up at the bottom of this page. Take Care of yourselves, Christine & Mick 

The Secret Gardens were created by the present owners Christine & Mike Liddle working to improve the environment left by a heritage of coal mining and intensive farming. The gardens are a series of inspirational gardens within a large rural garden, displaying a wide variety of hardy plants to provide colour, scent etc. to suit the wide range of diverse conditions found here.

Groups welcome – please read our ‘Groups’ page if you are more than 16 members. The 3 acre gardens are situated in rural Gateshead between Beamish Open Air Museum & the Tanfield Steam Railway.

1.3 Spring blossom1.5 Ladies in GArden

You can enjoy the gardens, enjoy the views & look for inspiration.  

July Bowes Garden July Pink &Purple border



COFFEE SHOP, GARDENS & PLANT SALES OPEN IN SEPTEMBER FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 11am -4pm Last garden entry 3.30pm Please check opening times before setting out through October.



NB. ADMISSION charges have remained the same for 8 years and are essential to help pay for maintenance  of the gardens, thank you for your support, we need it this year more than ever before.

SEASON TICKETS  REVISED CONDITIONS; – COVID 19 – Things may change but we’ll do what is in everyones best interest & safety