We’d love to see you…. but we are closed until March 7th
UPDATE FEB. 26th. by Christine NE. RESTRICTIONS- You are allowed to visit for exercise if you’re a family living in the same house or 2 people from different households in your local area. If you want to book in advance we will reserve a parking space for you. (07778447920) If you don’t want to book, as long as there are parking spaces you’re welcome. You may be asked to wait 5 minutes if you arrive at the same time as pre booked visitors to give both you and them a safely distanced visit. ( With a full car park you’re still unlikely to be nearer than 40 metres to others.)
We are also experiencing flooding throughout the gardens although its draining away well this week with warmer weather but please check that we’re open before setting out. 07778447920
THE GARDENS, COFFEE SHOP & PLANT SALES ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO GROUPS
FOOD – When we reopen it will be for Take Away refreshments until those restrictions are lifted. You will be asked for contact details for Track & Trace. Masks Must be Worn when ordering food & in the shop.
FOR YOUR PROTECTION
WE have a ONE WAY SYSTEM from the Car Park around the Secret Gardens in place to ensure that you don’t come in contact with other visitors. Visitor numbers will be monitored.
TRANSACTIONS; We are encouraging card & Contactless Payment Systems you will be outdoors at all times for Tickets & Plant Purchases. Staff will be regularly washing hands, cleaning down the Indoor & Outdoor Surfaces & Card machines. The Coffee Shop has a One in -One out system of entry for ordering food with a Virus Screen in place. All other Gov’t. recommendations & guidelines are in place.
There is no charge for entry into the NURSERY/PLANT SALES AREA
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.