WE only grow hardy herbaceous plants available for sale. Most of the plants for here are produced on the nursery by traditional methods from plants displayed in the gardens. We are a selective growers, propagating only the plants which we believe to be hardy and garden worthy. Most plants hold the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
The nursery provides visitors with the chance to purchase plants they may have seen growing in the gardens and feel that they can’t live without! We can usually grow to order for you if we’ve sold out.
BULBS are available March –Sept. ‘in the green’ lifted & potted by us during the cold winter months, all you have to do is collect them! None are from wild habitats. Bulbs include – winter, spring, summer & autumn flowering if you can’t see what you want, please ask.
PLANT SALES BEDS include;
HARDY PERENNIAL PLANTS under the broad headings of
ALPINES for SUN or SHADE, GROUND COVER for SUN or SHADE.
TALL, MEDIUM & LOW perennials for SUN, SHADE & DAMP SOIL.
AQUATICS include moisture lovers displayed in our barrel ponds.
WILDFLOWERS, (bee friendly plants)
SEASONAL – Plants that are in flower when you visit.
THE POTTING SHED GIFT SHOP
We have a small gift shop which offers a selection of garden and plant related, decorative, and useful items. We try to support local businesses, charities & artists each year. Quirky greetings cards & gifts by Alex Clark & Fine art animal drawings by Sarah Gee are very popular.
Birkheads Secret Gardens is a Royal Horticultural Society Partner Garden.
SORRY TEMPORARILY CLOSED… Like us on Facebook to find out when we’ll reopen..
‘BRING A FRIEND’ SEASON TICKET FOR two £25
ADULTS £5 -not available until we’re allowed to open to the general public.
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.
SEASON TICKETS REVISED CONDITIONS; – COVID 19 – Things may change but we’ll do what is in everyones best interest & safety.
We have reviewed our Opening hours & Season Ticket Conditions to re-open in stages & feel that we are following all of the guidelines for maximum safety. We are open with entry limited to Season Ticket Members through Pre booked hourly Appointment Slots for 2 people. There is a one way system in place with Social Distancing in place throughout. There will be a maximum of 3 couples in the gardens at any one time. (This means that 2 or 3 couples can book the same slot if they are all members & want to meet in the garden. In this eventuality no-one else will be booked in.) Sorry guidelines are, no children at present but if you have a Season Ticket with a child please contact Christine to book a slot as soon as this becomes acceptable.
Season Tickets & Plants can be purchased with contactless payments only. At present Ticket holders Ring, Text or email to book a slot in advance. If we have more than one couple in at any time we may have to close the house & private garden because of narrow paths, the remainder of the gardens have plenty of distancing space. Contactless payments only for Plants & Season Ticket Purchases. The Cafe & Toilets will remain closed.
THE WAY FORWARD – When we are allowed to reopen the Cafe/Toilets & bring in staff, our opening hours will be changed to fine days only so that outdoor seating may be used to its maximum. We realise that this will be a change in conditions for Ticket Holders but hope that the added attraction of having the garden to yourselves & our personal attention will compensate in some way. Thank you for your understanding & we look forward to seeing you again.