The Coffee shop, gardens & nursery are now closed for winter. We have lots of garden maintenance & improvements to do before we re-open for you in February. Keep up to date by checking our blog page & if you want our e-newsletter sign up at the bottom of this page.
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.
No garden ticket is necessary to visit the coffee shop, gift shop or nursery sales area so call in for coffee and browse our 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. 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.
Birkheads Secret Gardens is a Royal Horticultural Society Partner Garden.
Gardens, Coffee shop & Plant Sales- CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY 2020
FEB TBA. SEE SPECIAL EVENT ON WEBSITE Please check before setting out.
MARCH 2020 Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-3.30pm weather permitting
PLANT SALES & COFFEE GARDEN AREAS ENTRY IS FREE.
ADMISSION TO SECRET GARDENS APRIL – SEPT
Adults: £5.00 Seniors & Students £4.50
Child: aged 4-15 £2.50 includes an I spy trail around the gardens.
NB. ADMISSIONcharges have remained the same for 8 years and are essential to help pay for maintenance of the gardens, thank you for your support.
RHS Members Please check your handbook, Friday is RHS day.
SEASON TICKETS Mar- Sept 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 Weather permitting we try to add a few ‘extra’ days during Oct, Nov & Feb. but these are weather dependent. Extra days are also free entry to season ticket holders.
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.