Birkheads Secret Gardens
Our snowdrops herald the coming of spring and there are still plenty to see in flower in combination with lots of different varieties of Crocus, Daffodils & Hellebores many of them our own hybrids. Call into the coffee shop afterwards for hot & cold refreshments by the woodburning stove. Our tiny gift shop has lots of unusual gift ideas for Mothers Day or if you have a weekday free why not bring Mum for lunch as an early Mothers Day treat.
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. No garden ticket is necessary to visit the coffee shop, gift shop or nursery sales area so call in for coffee and browse our hardy garden plants grown 650 ft above sea level. Sorry, 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. Groups welcome – please read our ‘Groups’ page if you are more than 16 members.
You can enjoy the gardens, enjoy the views & look for inspiration.
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.