Birkheads Secret Gardens
LET’S CELEBRATE AUTUMN! We’re excited about our latest venture, discover the sights, sounds and scents in the gardens like you’ve never seen them before! We’re closed for the main winter season, but because we get bored with the long break we’ve decided to open on Saturdays only 11am-2.30pm in November this year. – The coffee shop has a new look, the fire will be lit and we have a new delicious autumn menu. Entry is free to the gardens but you’ll need sturdy footwear. Sorry the gardens are unsuitable for wheeled vehicles during the winter months.
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 huge range of 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.