Birkheads Secret Gardens

 We’re now closed for winter & will re open hopefully in late February / March- weather permitting, for a Snowdrop & Hellebore weekend. The Gardens, Plant Sales & Coffee shop  with food & hot drinks to warm up by the fire to warm you up after your winter walk.  If you’d like to be notified of the Snowdrop Weekend just register below for our E Newsletter (usually monthly) 

  I’ll keep adding images weekly to the Blog so that you can see how the season is progressing in the garden. 

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, working to improve the environment. 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.

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

 

We’re open again in February, check here for dates of Snowdrop events or register for our monthly e-newsletter

 

 

USUAL ENTRY PRICES APPLY TO THE SECRET GARDENS during our main season Feb-Oct. 
Adults: £5.00 Seniors & Students £4.50
Child: aged 4-15 £2.00 includes an I spy trail around the gardens & a Key for the wishing tree 

HOURS  MARCH  Fri, Sat Sun 11am-3.30pm

APRIL- SEPT  15th  Wed-Fri 10am-4.30pm Sat & Sun 11am-4.30pm

SEPT 18th -OCTOBER 13th  Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-3.30pm

ADMISSION charges have remained the same for 4 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 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 at the beginning and end of the season. These are also free 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. 

SORRY NO PICNICS 

OFFERS & DISCOUNT Coffee Loyalty Card