Birkheads Secret Gardens
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.
You can enjoy the gardens, look for inspiration, bring the kids to do a nature trail, walk the dog (kept on a lead please). If it’s wet, bring your wellies and we’ll loan you an umbrella.
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.
No garden ticket is necessary to visit the Coffee Shop, Gift Shop or Plant Sales area so call in and browse our hardy plants grown 700ft above sea level.