• Stanton, Morpeth

    NE65 8PR
  • Wednesday & Saturday
    Mid April-End August

    1.30pm to 5pm

Bide-A-Wee... a hidden treasure trove in Northumberland

Seen by thousands of visitors a year, the beautiful Gardens at Bide-A-Wee cottage have been crafted out of a former sandstone quarry over the last 25 years. See hundreds of varieties of ferns, shrubs, perennials and grasses including The National Collection of Centaurea and you will find plenty to inspire you.

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What there is to enjoy
  • Explore the peaceful and relaxing garden
  • Glorious natural wildflower meadow (early Summer)
  • See the National Collection of Centaurea
  • Enjoy a tea, coffee or ice cream in the relaxing
  • Choose plants for your garden from our nursery


You can purchase plants for your own garden direct from Bide-A-Wee Cottage. Choose from a wide range of over 500 high quality perennials, grasses, rushes, sedges, ferns and shrubs, all grown at the Bide-A-Wee Cottage Gardens.

Perennials direct from Bide-a-Wee Cottage Gardens Nursery

Hundreds of perennial plants all cultivated and on display in the Bide-a-Wee Cottage Garden.

Shrubs direct from Bide-a-Wee Cottage Gardens Nursery

Our shrubs are fine examples of deciduous and evergreen woodland plants.

Ferns direct from Bide-a-Wee Cottage Gardens Nursery

Ferns are a staple ingredient of our planting compositions and you can buy those we have in our displays.

Grasses direct from Bide-a-Wee Cottage Gardens & Nursery

Our grasses offer beautiful flower plumes & a wide range of foliage colours for you to choose from.

Garden design and landscaping

Garden Design. Landscaping, Construction & Maintenance

Mark Robson, the creator and designer of the Bide-A-Wee Garden, is an experienced designer horticulturist and project manager. Find out more about our Garden Design, Landscaping, Construction & Maintenance work

  • Restoration of historic landscapes and building
  • Site surveys and assessments
  • Concept design and mood boards
  • Master Plans
  • Detailed layout Planting plans
  • Construction drawings
  • Project management Garden maintenance
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The National Collection of Centaurea

Bide-A-Wee Gardens are proud to be the holder of the National Collection of Centaurea.
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National Collection of Centaurea