APRIL EVENT Fri. April 3rd. 10am-12noon “THE BEST TREE FOR YOUR GARDEN” 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, 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 included in the price.
£30 per head includes coffee & traybake on arrival, tree tour, season ticket & entry to the gardens until 2.30pm. Birkheads Season Ticket Holders £18.00 per person. 10 places maximum.
MAY EVENTFriday May 1st 10.00am – 12.noon. “RIGHT PLANT – RIGHT PLACE” 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 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.
£24 per head. Includes coffee & traybake on arrival & tour of the gardens with owner Christine 10 places maximum. Birkheads Season Ticket holders £16 RHS members £24 per person (this includes a 20% discount which applies to the card holder).
JUNE EVENT BEE FREINDLY GARDENING TBA.
SNOWDROP WALKS The gardens will be open free to Season Ticket Holders. RHS Members free on Fridays & £2.50 on Saturday & Sundays until March 8th.
FEB / MARCH Guided Snowdrop Tours are now fully subscribed. Snowdrop Group Tours ; please see Groups page
Look at Special Friday Events in Oct. discounted for members. Details on our Blog Page.
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 are reserved for pre-booked Coach groups. See ‘Groups’ page
FEB- MARCH SNOWDROP TOUR. 10am-11am Fri-Sat Join an exclusive snowdrop tour held as part of Snowdrop Time at Birkheads. The tours take place with the owner before the gardens open 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. Refreshments of coffee & cake are included as well as growing & caring information. Snowdrops ‘in the green’ for sale will be available. £15 per head.
Oct 4th Bulb Lasagne Workshop 11am-12pm. The Cost is £16 per person, why not come with a friend and stay for coffee or lunch afterwards. This is a demonstration of how to make a bulb lasagne to flower in spring. it includes all of the materials to make a Bulb Lasagne today and take home with you. Please bring your own gloves if you can’t wear latex. Advance Booking & payment required. 8 places. £30 for 2 people. Season Ticket Holders £14 each followed by Gardeners Questions (free) at 1-2pm
Oct 5th11-3.pmOct 11th Gardeners Questions 1-2pm
OCT.18th Seed Collecting. 10am-2pm £28.50 pp. 20% Discount for Season Ticket Holders & RHS Members Advance booking & Payment required. Half hour break for lunch, not included in the price. Soup & Roll, Coffee & Cake available approx £12. 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! ( included in the price)
OCT 25th Winter Pruning & Propagation 10am-2pm.£28.50pp 20% Discountfor Season Ticket Holders & RHS Members. Advance Booking & Payment required. Lunch as above. 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 or coffee, not included in the price. Soup, Roll, Coffee & Cake available from Cafe approx £12.
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.