We’re ready for you!

We can’t wait to welcome you into the gardens again to see our Snowdrop Collection. We’ve carried out lots of garden maintenance, the cafe has had a facelift & we’re ready  to reopen on 21st February -unless it snows! Keep up to date by liking us on Facebook @birkheadscoffee, checking our blog page & if you would like to receive our e-newsletter just sign up at the bottom of this page.

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.

No garden ticket is necessary to visit the coffee shop, gift shop or nursery sales area so call in for coffee and browse our range of hardy garden plants grown 650 ft above sea level. 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.

NB. Feb/ March. Sorry but the Snowdrop Garden with grass paths isn’t accessible to  wheelchairs or dogs & sturdy footwear is recommended following an excessively wet February. I’ll update this info as soon as surfaces improve.

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 

OPEN  Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 11am-3pm ONLY

From  February 21st until March 29th   

 

OPEN APRIL – SEPT.

Wed, Thurs, Friday 10am – 5pm Weekends 11am- 5pm

ADMISSION Free to Season Ticket Holders

RHS members see ‘Snowdrops’ page

Adults: £5.00 Seniors & Students £4.50

Child: aged 4-15 £2.50 includes an I spy trail around the gardens. 

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.

RHS Members Please check your handbook, Friday is RHS day.

SEASON TICKETS  Mar- Sept If you’re planning to visit the gardens more than twice this year, the season ticket will save you money.     Adult/Senior single season tickets: £12.50 or  Bring a friend (double) season ticket: £25.00 Weather permitting we try to add a few ‘extra’ days during Oct, Nov & Feb. but these are weather dependent.  Extra days are also free entry to season ticket holders.

SEASON TICKET RENEWALS SPECIAL OFFER -bring your key ring from last year and your replacement will be discounted to £12 or £23.

SEASON TICKETS– grant unlimited access to the gardens, nursery & coffee shop during normal business hours. 

SORRY NO PICNICS 

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