Sorry, We’re closed today due to high winds, sleet, snow & slippery surfaces. We’ll hope to see you when we open on a Special Saturday in December.
UPDATED 27/11/21 by Christine. Sorry we’re closed but you can look forward to an extra special Saturday in December.. Watch this space… Please tag us on social #birkheadscoffee
Then the coffee shop will be open & we have plenty of outdoor undercover eating areas with Healthy Veg. Soup, delicious Toasties, Bacon Baps, Spiced Teacakes, Chrismassy treats etc. Seasonal lattes, Gingerbread, Caramel & Pecan flavoured from our coffee shop.
Sorry No Picnics. One family pet is welcome- on a short lead please.
In the Nursery there are plenty of plants available to extend the interest in your gardens and the gardens are looking terrific with unusual plants and rich autumn colours. Advice freely given.
SOCIETIES / GROUPS are welcome but must be pre booked so that we can guarantee multiple parking / coach places. Please avoid Sundays. Cycling Clubs welcome at any time we’re open.
Details of our 2020 Memorial Bank are on the Blog Page.
FOR YOUR PROTECTION
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. We’re finding that with 14+ garden areas, there is plenty of safe space for all.
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. We are keeping guidelines of spacing & masks indoors in place.
There is no charge for entry in November.
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 14 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.
The 3 acre gardens are situated in rural Gateshead between Beamish Open Air Museum & the Tanfield Steam Railway.
You can enjoy the gardens, enjoy the views & look for inspiration.