Birkheads Secret Gardens

We’re open next Friday 23rd for our second Snowdrop Weekend and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon. Snowdrops & Crocuses are flowering all around the gardens. If you haven’t been here at Snowdrop time, we’re not on the scale of a country park like Howick more a Snowdrop Collection of unusual and  different snowdrops grown in the gardens, with a display of labelled snowdrops for you to see the differences. We also have some for sale. 

Our BIG  news is that we’re now a Royal Horticultural Society Partner Garden –  there are only about 200 RHS Partner Gardens in the UK & Overseas so we’re very pleased to be chosen.  RHS members check details in your members handbook.

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.

1.3 Spring blossom1.5 Ladies in GArden

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.

July Bowes Garden July Pink &Purple border

 

2018…                         

FOR YOUR DIARY- SNOWDROP WEEKENDS – PLANNED DATES BELOW- please check nearer the time, we may have to change dependent on weather conditions.

FEBRUARY 23, 24. 25th 10.30am-3.30pm

MARCH 2nd, 3rd & 4th 10.30am -3.30pm 

COFFEE SHOP 10.30am-3.30pm

On March 7th we revert to normal opening times. Wed- Sun. 10.30.-4.30pm 

ENTRY PRICES – 2018
Adults: £5.00 Seniors & Students £4.50
Child: aged 4-15 £2.50 includes a Key for the wishing tree and a garden trail sheet.

RHS Members Please check your handbook.

SEASON TICKETS 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

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 

OFFERS & DISCOUNT Coffee Loyalty Card

Club CC Cycle to the Secret Gardens and show your card to receive 10% discount on food & drinks