Open Fri, Sat, Sunday 11-3pm  

Why not arrange to meet up with family & friends? 

UPDATED   May 11th by Christine   RELAXATIONS –  We can now meet up with family & friends from 2 households in outdoor spaces. If you’re looking for a ‘safe space’ to celebrate getting together, you can now sit in one of our outdoor eating areas with a toastie, bacon sandwich or a sweet treat from our coffee shop 11am-3pm. (No need to book) We’re also going ahead with  Forest Bathing May 21st – More Details on the Events Page

FOOD –  Outdoor refreshments only at the moment, you will be asked for contact details for Track & Trace.  Masks Must be Worn when ordering refreshments & in the shop.

GREEN POLICY.  We’ve purchased special cups so that we can compost them please deposit in the bins provided. ( You could take them home & re use as plant pots.)

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.

Sorry No Picnics.  One family pet is welcome on a short lead please.

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.

1.3 Spring blossom1.5 Ladies in GArden

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

July Bowes Garden July Pink &Purple border

 

 

OPEN  FRIDAY – SUNDAY 11am-3pm

Last entry 3pm for the gardens.

‘BRING A FRIEND’ SEASON TICKET FOR two £30 

GARDEN ENTRY ONLY ADULTS £5 per head.  

NB. ADMISSION charges have remained the same for 8 years and are essential to help pay for maintenance  of the gardens, thank you for your support, we need it this year more than ever before.

SEASON TICKETS  REVISED CONDITIONS; – COVID 19 – Things may change but we’ll do what is in everyones best interest & safety

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT