We’d love to see you…. 

COVID – 19  

THE SECRET GARDENS & PLANT SALES ARE NOW OPEN

Wednesdays- Sundays 11am-4pm Last Entry to the Gardens 4pm

Good News our Coffee Shop will be open on Sunday July 5th 11am-4pm.   Watch this space for future updates

FOR YOUR PROTECTION

WE have had a ONE WAY SYSTEM from the Car Park around the Secret Gardens in place for 2 weeks which has worked very well & ensures that you don’t come in contact with other visitors. Visitor numbers will be monitored.

TRANSACTIONS;  We are encouraging card & Contactless Payment Systems with customers staying outdoors at all times for Tickets & Plant Purchases. Staff will be regularly washing hands, cleaning down the Indoor & Outdoor Surfaces & Card machines. When the ‘Eaterie’ opens there will be a One in -One out system of entry for ordering food with a Virus Screen in place. All other recommendations & guidelines  will be in place.

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

TEMPORARY MEASURE; THE CAFE & TOILETS ARE CLOSED but will be open on Sundays when the cafe is open. We’re opening gradually, please watch this space for future updates. When the cafe is open you will probably be asked to leave your name & a contact telephone number. 

WE’RE NOT TAKING BOOKINGS FOR GROUPS UNTIL WE’RE ALLOWED TO GO AHEAD.

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

 

 

GARDENS & PLANT SALES 

NOW OPEN Wednesdays -Sundays  11am-4pm  

Last Entry to the garden 4pm Admission £5 per person

COFFEE SHOP & TOILETS  Open Sunday July 5th 11am-4pm

‘BRING A FRIEND’ SEASON TICKET FOR two £25 

ADULTS £5 per head.  

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

THE WAY FORWARD – When we are allowed to reopen the Cafe/Toilets & bring in staff, unavoidably our cafe opening hours will temporarily be changed. We realise that this will be a change in conditions for Ticket Holders & thank you for your understanding & we look forward to seeing you again.