Birkheads Secret Gardens
Thank you to everyone who came to see us on our November Saturday event, we enjoyed seeing you and the atmosphere was really special. It has shortened the long winter months for all of us and Vanessa is already talking about doing it again next year! We’re closed now for winter but we’ll look forward to seeing you all again in spring! ( If you’d like to be notified when we reopen just sign up to our Newsletter box at the bottom of the page.) We will be adding news snippets & pics to our Blog during our closed season.
The Secret Gardens were created by the present owners Christine & Mike Liddle. The three acre garden, situated in rural Gateshead between Beamish Open Air Museum & Tanfield Steam Railway, comprises of a series of inspirational gardens displaying a wide variety of hardy plants to provide colour, scent etc. to suit the diverse conditions found here. No garden ticket is necessary to visit the coffee shop, gift shop or nursery sales area so call in for coffee and browse our huge range of hardy garden plants grown 650 ft above sea level. Sorry, no dogs allowed in our open plan coffee shop, but plenty of outdoor seating for you and your pet with orders brought to your table. Groups welcome – please read our ‘Groups’ page if you are more than 16 members.
You can enjoy the gardens, enjoy the views & look for inspiration.
Unwind with a drink and a bite to eat on the terrace or on cooler days stay inside the cosy coffee shop with its wood burning stove. There are sweet and savoury delights to tempt all customers with seasonal, locally sourced food where possible; snacks & light lunches, delicious cakes with speciality teas & coffees.