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.
You can enjoy the gardens, enjoy the views & look for inspiration.