GROUPS;

Workshops/Visits/Tours

 

WI. Ladies Making Bulb Lasagnes 2018

Thursby Hort. Soc. 2019

WFGA Winter Visit 2019

Snowdrop Tour 2020

SNOWDROP TOURS in FEBRUARY  10.30 – noon.Garden tour with Christine looking at winter colour & bulbs.  Must be pre booked.PLACED RESTRICTED TO 6 PEOPLE on each tour. Please check Events page for ’22  Dates /Prices etc

COVID 19. We’ll reserve dates up to 6 weeks before your visit. Then Numbers /Catering requirements etc can be organised at a later date.  Details shown below are for guidance only- we’ll give definite prices for food at a later  stage  Covid has meant some items have risen in price or maybe unavailable. To secure your day, bookings are confirmed by paying the full amount 4 weeks in advance of your visit.

FILMING / PHOTO /SHOOTS   We offer exclusive out of hours use of  outdoor venue for 4 hours, with full garden access & parking for up to 35 people  £350.( pre booked) welcome Mornings & Afternoons on Mon, Tuesday or Weds  by car or coach.   Also excellent for Art classes &  Photography groups during autumn. £200 for 4 hours  No food available – Self catering only, we can provide outdoor seating. Toilets available.  The above must be booked in advance with full amount paid.

GROUP VISITS ’21  ORGANISERS.  PLEASE READ TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR EASY HASSLE FREE BOOKING, WE WANT YOU TO ENJOY THE VISIT TOO!. 

AVAILABILITY. We are now taking provisional bookings for 2022. It’s important to check that the date you require is available before passing it onto your group. It may be already taken. For groups the gardens are closed to the general public  and  we have reserved Mondays/Tues/Wednesdays to make it a special day for your private coach parties/groups, when you will have the gardens to yourselves. Your required date will be held until 6 weeks before your visit date.

PAYMENT   Full payment should be paid at least 4 weeks before your reserved date. If we haven’t received your payment we will be free to offer the date to another group.  This payment is non refundable.  Prices include Entry, Tour, Food & Drink as booked.  RE- Coach companies;  Arrival times can be arranged to suit your itinerary. 

SUMMER GARDEN TOURS   April- Sept. Tours with garden owner.   

  GROUP ORGANISERS –  IMPORTANT   To book or enquire about a group visit or talk;

  1. email us birkheadsnursery@gmail.com with a preferred visit date & contact telephone number.
  2. Christine will call you to confirm that your requested date is available within one week. 
  3. Please decide on which option ( below) you would like & email it to us. We will then send a list of Menu Choices for Toasties etc. for you to circulate around your group. 
  4. We will provisionally reserve that date for you until six weeks before your visit date. If you decide against the visit please email us asap. so that the date is available for another group. At six weeks we will  ask for your Menu choices.
  5. Four weeks before your visit please pay the full amount – non returnable. to secure your day. Card or cash payment only. If the full amount isn’t paid we will assume that you have cancelled. 
  6. Confirmation of payment, Access Statement & Directions will be sent as an email. within a few days. 

Pre-paid Coach Groups of 30+ will be welcomed by the owner Christine Liddle and given a guided tour of the gardens. Refreshment tickets will be distributed on arrival and will avoid queuing in the coffee shop. It also allows individuals to roam between the nursery, coffee shop and gardens at will and in their own time if they do not want to be included in the tour. We can comfortably accommodate 30 people. Christine will be around to answer questions  for the duration of your visit.

We are flexible, a number of variations are available, call us to see if we can help with your group visit.

We have on-site parking for up to 30 seater coaches. / 22 cars and a drop off point with near off- site parking for larger coaches.

OPTIONS 

OPTION 1. Allow 3.5 hrs. 10.30am start approx.  Arrival, Welcome, History & Guided Tour of the gardens with garden owner, Christine Liddle followed by Gardeners Lunch.       GARDENERS LUNCH; – You will be given 2021 provisional choices when booking until April 2022 when we’ll have a better idea of availability etc – Ploughmans or Hummus Platter OR Toasties followed by a Sweet Treat & Coffee. (Gluten Free Rolls & cake available if previously requested.)   After lunch there’s time for individuals to roam & revisit  the gardens, ask questions  or peruse Plant Sales.                                                                                                               Min 18  Max 30 places  £19.95 per person

OPTION  2    Arrival  Mon-Wed.  2 pre arranged hours to suit your group.  Private Admission for individuals to visit 14 Gardens + Plant Sales Area.  No refreshments or guided tour included but Garden owner  Christine will be available to answer questions  throughout your visit.                                                                             Min 20 Max 30   £9 per person   

OPTION 3  Morning  Allow 2hrs 10.00am-11.30  Welcome, History & Guided Tour with Owner Christine.  No refreshments. . Plant Sales will be open & Christine will be available to answer questions throughout your visit.                                                                                                                                                 Min. 20 Max 30 places £11 per person

OPTION 4  Morning  Coffee  & Cake Visit  10.30 am – 12.30  Coffee & Cake on arrival.  Welcome, History & Guided tour of the gardens with Owner Christine. Plant sales will be open & Christine will be available to answer questions throughout your visit.                                                                                                                     Min 20 Max 30 places  £15 per person  

OPTION 5  Afternoon Cream Tea Visit.  Allow 2.5 hrs  1.30-3.30pm  Welcome, History & Guided tour of 14 Garden areas with the owner.  Cream Teas served from 2.30pm Plant sales will be open.                                                     Min 20 Max 30     £17 per person

OPTION 6  Evenings only Allow 2 hours. 7pm-9pm Guided Tour with the owner. No refreshments.    £150 per group  max 30 persons.

AUTUMN & SPRING GARDEN TOURS  for the Dedicated Gardeners who don’t mind the cold weather.  11am – 2.30pm Garden Tour with Christine. Followed by Toasties &  with Cake & Hot drink.   An accompanied ‘behind the scenes’ walk through the plant propagation areas, ask questions & look around the nursery or revisit your favourite part of the gardens. £19.95 per person max 18.

           GROUP TALKS 

Illustrated talks for winter evenings or daytime – suitable for mixed interest groups: U3a ,W.I.,  Horticultural Societies etc. COVID 19 No bookings are being made for talks for the foreseeable future & I’m unable to do Zoom talks due to our completely unreliable broadband quality. 

2021 Local Area: £105. Venues over 30 miles away from the gardens –  please ask.

Titles

Birkheads- a growing obsession
The Year in the Secret Garden at Birkheads

 

OPEN  Fri – Sunday 11am-3pm until the Oct. 17th. Closed 18th-24th for essential maintenance. Re-Open 29th-31st. for a Pumpkin Hunt. Adults £5 Children £3.

 Nov / Special Weekends & Events; Please check here before setting out as there are no regular opening hours during winter months

‘BRING A FRIEND’ SEASON TICKET FOR two £30 lasts until the same day next year. 

GARDEN ENTRY ONLY ADULTS £5 per head.  CHILDREN  £3.

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

CONTACT Christine 0n 07778447920

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT