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