Gardening Workshops & Offers     

  • RHS discount & Season Ticket Holders 20% Discount applies to most events unless stated otherwise.
  • GARDENERS WORLD 241 ENTRY to the garden applies on weekdays only & not to special events
  • We now have a Coffee Loyalty Card for our valued regular customers please make sure that you collect yours on your first visit of the year.  Like & Share us on Facebook so you don’t miss new offers
  • Tuesdays/Wednesdays  are reserved for pre-booked Coach groups & Special Events.  See ‘Groups’ page
  • Season Ticket Holders & RHS £20
  •  For that difficult spot in your garden where “Nothing grows & everything I put in dies”  we’ll look at how to choose the right plant for your garden. We’ll have a brisk Walk & Talk Tour around the gardens to view what is in flower then select 10 – 15 flowering perennials from the gardens & nursery to discuss their attributes including how & where its best to use them, how to create good planting combinations with other plants & how to avoid common pitfalls.  6 participants max.
  • SHRINRIN -YOKU or Japanese forest bathing is a popular form of relaxation, improving wellbeing, mental health & is proven to lower blood pressure with regular practice.-No water involved. Bring an exercise or yoga mat, warm clothes & lie down quietly beneath the canopy of trees in our woodland area. For that hour, treat yourself to to thinking of nothing else except breathing, no texts, no phones, no children, no pets, no masks – just the calming influence of the sky & rustling leaves. At 11am you can explore the other gardens including the Meditation Garden & maybe call into the coffee shop for a herbal tea before leaving our sanctuary of peace & stillness at Birkheads, completely refreshed & feeling ready to cope with life beyond our gates.  £20 per person. RHS & Season Ticket Holders 20% discount applies ( £16pp)  Please book before  25/04/21
  • Conditions; The car park gate will be open from 9.30am & closed at 10am to achieve minimum noise on site. No admissions/ talking/noise between 10am & 11am when we ring a bell to end the session. There will be a limit of 20 ‘bathers’ so please book your slot in advance by ringing Christine on 07778447920 with card details at weekends between 10am & 5pm.    If it happens to be raining on Friday 30th bookings will be postponed to May 7th. If you’re happy to sit in the rain we’ll supply a seat, just bring an umbrella!  We will ask you to observe the one way system & distancing around the gardens for your own safety if we are still under COVID Regulations
  • CHOOSING BEE FRIENDLY PLANTS  To be Rearranged  Friday  10.30-12NOON. £25 Postponed  Season Ticket Holders & RHS £20
  • This tour of the garden with Christine will show you how to make your garden more bee friendly by correct plant selectio. Replacing a few plants or adding a couple of new ones will make a difference to bee food supply & help them survive. We’ll select 10 plants from the nursery encourage beneficial insects. The gardens were created since 1990 from an opencast mining site and is now a haven for wildlife.
  • “THE BEST TREE FOR YOUR GARDEN  ARBOR DAY – FRIDAY May 14th.  10am-12noon £35 p.p. includes Tree Tour & Season Ticket. 6 places maximum at time of writing
  • Existing Season Ticket Holders £15pp. RHS £28.
  • Most people only have space for one tree in their garden , the trick is knowing which one to choose for year round interest & needs. Enjoy this informal morning with Christine to help you choose the best tree for your garden space & get years of pleasure from it. We’ll tour the gardens, looking at established trees early in the season for their eventual size, shape, flowers, bark, assessing site & conditions required.You can revisit the trees in the gardens as many times as you like throughout the year to assess blossom, fruits & autumn colour with the season ticket for one which is included in the price.  
  • JULY GUIDED TOUR OF THE GARDENS  with Owner /Gardener Christine Liddle Thursday 1st July 1pm- 3pm £20. Season Ticket Holders £15 RHS £16
  •  Introductory talk & history followed by a tour of the gardens, ask questions & look around the nursery for unusual hardy plants. 
  • BULB LASAGNE WORKSHOP FRIDAY SEPT    11am-3pm . £20pp  Demonstration then a practical session for you to make your own  bulb lasagne to flower in spring. it includes all of  the materials to make a Bulb Lasagne today and take home with you. Bulbs, pots, gravel, compost, Pansies etc. Please bring your own gloves.  6 Places only
  • PLANTING A WINTER CONTAINER Planting Demonstration. Bring your own pot & you’ll be charged for materials used + £15 course fee.Restricted to  6 Places.
  • SEED COLLECTING OCT.25th  11am-3pm £40 pp. 20% Discount for Season Ticket Holders  Advance booking & Payment required. Half hour break for lunch, included in the price. Soup & Roll, Coffee & Cake.  There’ll be a tour of the gardens identifying & collecting suitable seeds. Talk & Demo on Pre -sowing treatments to ensure germination. Then sow some of the seeds you’ve collected & take them home to await the magic,  ( also included in the price! ) Restricted to 6 places.
  • Nov. 7th Winter Pruning & Propagation 11am-3pm.£45 pp 20% Discount for Season Ticket Holders. Advance Booking & Payment required.  There’ll be a tour of the gardens included, we’ll identify which shrubs can be pruned now. How to prune effectively & confidently. How to use the pruning to make new plants. Suitable footwear & clothing required. Please bring your own gloves, secateurs & loppers – you’ll be more confident with your own equipment. Half hour break for lunch not included in the price. Restricted to 6 places.
  • To Be Arranged Late November. Christmas Wreath Making
  • FEBRUARY SNOWDROP TOUR Join an exclusive Snowdrop tour £20pp celebrate the coming of spring at Birkheads. The tours take place with Christine (garden owner) before the gardens open to everyone giving a chance to view these heralds of spring up close and in your own time. See the gardens in winter with flowering shrubs & unusual trees. Discover some of the many different cultivars including collectors snowdrops. Snowdrops ‘in the green’ for sale will be available. 


OPEN FRIDAY – SUNDAY IN  April 11am-3pm 

Last entry 3pm for the gardens.



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