To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Advertisement

Birkheads Secret Garden and Nursery

About

Birkheads Secret Gardens is a family run business, lovingly nurtured and grown by its owners, Mike and Christine Liddle. There is a succession of gardens with each having a different theme due to varied planting conditions. Gardens include formal topiary, wild flower meadow, wildflower meadow a railway garden with the Bowes Railway path only a couple of hundred yards up the hill with Tanfield Railway a 20 minute walk to the west.

The nursery sells a huge range of hardy herbaceous plants produced by traditional methods by plants displayed in the gardens, whilst the coffee shop is the perfect place to unwind with a drink and a bite to eat on the terrace.  The Potting Shed Gift Shop stocks quirky greeting cards and crafts by local artists. 

Opening Times

Birkheads Secret Garden and Nursery (1 Mar 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)

* Open 21 Mar-16 Oct, Wed-Fri 10:00-17:00. Weekends & & Bank Hols 11:00-17:00. Closed 17 Oct-March.

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.00 per ticket type
Child£2.50 per ticket type
Seniors & Students£4.50 per ticket type

Prices are subject to change on an annual basis.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

5 miles west of A1(M) Approach Sunniside on A692. Turn left onto A6076 at the 'Potters Wheel' public house traffic lights. Once past, Tanfield Railway take the first left passing Hedley Grange and Hedley Hall woodland trust. Birkheads secret gardens are 1/2 mile further on the left.

Public Transport Directions

Buses every half hour. Weekdays and Saturdays the x30 and x31 from Newcastle, Gateshead and Stanley stop at the Tanfield Railway 1km along Bowes Railway path. Turn right onto Birkheads Lane past cottages. Garden entrance is 80 metres on right.Details from nexus traveline 0870 6082608 for Sunday travel.

Be the first to know what's going on in NewcastleGateshead by signing up to our newsletter.

What's Nearby

  1. Tanfield Railway

    Laying claim to be ‘the world’s oldest railway’ this preserved steam railway is a great…

    0.87 miles away
  2. Beamish Wild TreeTop Adventure

    Welcome to the home of adventure in the North East! Set in the Treetops of our ancient…

    1.31 miles away
  3. Beamish Museum: The Living Museum of the North

    Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish and discover what life was like in North…

    1.57 miles away
  1. Bowes Railway

    The Bowes Railway is the only operational and preserved standard gauge cable railway…

    1.64 miles away
  2. Watergate Forest Park

    Reclaimed colliery site with large lake and multi user path. Newly planted woodland and…

    2.14 miles away
  3. Angel of the North

    The Gateshead Angel of the North is Britain's largest sculpture. Find travel information…

    2.8 miles away
  4. Old Hollinside Manor

    Hollinside Manor is an excellent example of a 13th century fortified manor house situated…

    2.8 miles away
  5. Whickham Hermitage Community Garden

    Whickham Hermitage Community Garden is a walled garden on the outskirts of Gateshead,…

    2.95 miles away
  6. Dunston Leisure Centre

    Dunston Leisure Centre is part of GO Gateshead, one of the region’s leading gym, swim and…

    2.97 miles away
  7. The Branch

    The Branch is home to a selection of creative businesses offering handmade arts, crafts…

    3.11 miles away
  8. Gibside National Trust

    Escape to this tranquil 18th century landscaped garden created by one of the richest men…

    3.14 miles away
  9. Saltwell Park and Saltwell Towers

    Saltwell Park, based in the heart of Gateshead, is one of Britain's finest examples of a…

    3.33 miles away
  10. Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre

    The Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre at Winlaton Mill is the perfect place to plan your…

    3.37 miles away
  11. Thornley Woodlands Centre

    Thornley Woodlands Centre is within the ancient woodlands of the Derwent Valley that are…

    3.45 miles away
  12. Crowley’s Iron Works

    Sir Ambrose Crowley established one of the very first factories using the water power of…

    3.48 miles away
  13. Derwent Walk Country Park including Red Kite Watch and Derwenthaugh Park

    Woodlands, riverside meadows and the Derwent Walk (a disused railway line). Served by…

    3.5 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Light refreshments.

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Booking essential
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.No coach parties after 1200 on Sun. Evening coach parties Jun-Aug only.
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 20
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - 10% discount
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Awards

  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Gold Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2012
  • Visit England Code of Practice 2012

Other Websites