We’d love to see you…. 

COVID – 19 With Ticketed Entry Attraction revised opening conditions,  we feel that we are following all of the guidelines for maximum safety. We are open to Members Only for the next 2 weeks, so if you have a Season Ticket you have a unique opportunity to visit the gardens for an hour & we will guarantee that there will be a no more than 4 other visitors in the gardens- and maybe you’ll have it to yourselves!  

Pre- book an hour long appointment slots for 2 people by ‘phone, Text or email. NB The cafe & toilets will remain closed until we are allowed to re-open.

We have a one way system in place with Social Distancing in place throughout. There will be a maximum of 3 couples in the gardens at any one time. (This means that 2 or 3 couples can book the same slot if they are all members & want to meet in the garden. In this eventuality no-one else will be booked in.) Sorry the guidelines are no children at present but contact us  & we’ll let you know when this changes or we’ll book you provisional a slot in July. 

 Season Tickets can be renewed & Plants can be purchased by contactless payments only.  At present Ticket holders Ring, Text or email to book a slot in advance. If we have more than one couple in at any time we may have to close one of the gardens because of narrow paths, the remainder of the gardens have plenty of distancing space.  Contactless payments only for Plants & Season Ticket Purchases.

 

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

 

 

Garden, Coffee Shop, Nursery 2020 

 SORRY TEMPORARILY CLOSED… Like us on Facebook to find out   when we’ll reopen..

‘BRING A FRIEND’ SEASON TICKET FOR two £25 

ADULTS £5 -not available until we’re allowed to open to the general public.

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.

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

We have reviewed our Opening hours & Season Ticket Conditions to re-open in stages & feel that we are following all of the guidelines for maximum safety.  We are open with entry limited to Season Ticket Members through Pre booked hourly Appointment Slots  for 2 people. There is a one way system in place with Social Distancing in place throughout. There will be a maximum of 3 couples in the gardens at any one time. (This means that 2 or 3 couples can book the same slot if they are all members & want to meet in the garden. In this eventuality no-one else will be booked in.) Sorry guidelines are, no children at present but if you have a Season Ticket with a child please contact Christine to book a slot as soon as this becomes acceptable.  

 Season Tickets & Plants can be purchased with contactless payments only.  At present Ticket holders Ring, Text or email to book a slot in advance. If we have more than one couple in at any time we may have to close the house & private garden because of narrow paths, the remainder of the gardens have plenty of distancing space.  Contactless payments only for Plants & Season Ticket Purchases. The Cafe & Toilets will remain closed.

THE WAY FORWARD – When we are allowed to reopen the Cafe/Toilets & bring in staff, our opening hours will be changed to fine days only so that outdoor seating may be used to its maximum. We realise that this will be a change in conditions for Ticket Holders but hope that the added attraction of having the garden to yourselves & our personal attention will compensate in some way.  Thank you for your understanding & we look forward to seeing you again.