How To Find Us

From A1(m) approx 6 miles from north or south.

A1 > A692 from the north or A693 from south. > A6076 Stanley – Sunniside. Brown tourist signs on A6076 turn into Birkheads Lane. Pass Hedley Grange, Farm Shop, Hedley Hall Woodland Trust, our car park entrance is a further 400yds on your left, past the pond and exactly one mile from leaving the A6076. This is also the recommended route for coaches using the drop off point.

ACCESS – Car / Coach Parking

Free parking space for customers. approx 22 cars /mini buses.

There is a sloping path from the car park to the Coffee Shop, Nursery & Tea Terraces.

Coaches by prior appt. only. Group organisers will be given parking instructions for coaches.

Wheelchair Access

The Coffee Shop, Nursery & Tea Terraces are accessible for wheelchair users. The gardens have many changes in surfaces and are on a slope. We are sorry but mobility scooters are too wide for the gravel paths. There are seats dotted around the gardens. Our drive may be used as a drop off point for the coffee shop if you are not the driver. Please don’t park on our drive unless pre- arranged as it restricts other visitors access. We have two toilets both accessible by ramps, one with baby changing facilities Tel. 07778447920.

CYCLISTS, WALKERS & PUBLIC TRANSPORT Map Ref NZ 220 569

Buses run half hourly between Newcastle & Stanley X 30/31 Disembark at Tanfield Steam Railway and follow the Bowes Cycle Path ( on the opposite side of the road from the railway entrance) Walk 1 mile / 20mins along a reasonable surface with panoramic views to Birkheads Lane. At the road, turn right to pass in front of Birkhead Cottages then enter our drive into the Topiary Garden. We have a safe bike parking area in the yard for cyclists.
Bus operator – Go North East.

 

 

 

GARDENS; Wed – Fri.  10am-5pm.                           Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

COFFEE SHOP   Wed – Fri. 10am -4.30pm              Sat – Sun 11am- 4.30pm

THERE IS NO CHARGE TO VISIT THE COFFEE SHOP, NURSERY OR GIFT SHOP AREA

PRICES –
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. 

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 Show your season ticket  on a Friday and receive 10% discount on your food and drink in the coffee shop. 

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