Introducing Bide-a-Wee Cottage Gardens in Northumberland
If you are visiting Northumberland then a visit to the Bide-a-Wee Cottage Gardens are a must for all those that enjoy gardens and imaginative planting. The gardens contain a huge variety of perennials, shrubs grasses and ferns planted in a formal and informal style.
Bide-a-Wee is the regions only Royal Horticultural Society partner garden and Plant Heritage National Collection holder.
Praise for Bide-a Wee is widespread with Gardeners World Maganize calling it 'a very special garden'. It has also featured in TV programmes, magazines,journals (Royal Horticultural Society Journal - vol.120, part 7) and is a regularly recommended attraction by many websites including the English Tourist Board's website which said 'you 'll love it'.
What there is to enjoy
- Explore the peaceful and relaxing garden
- Glorious natual wildflower meadow (early Summer)
- See the National Collection of Centaurea
- Enjoy a tea, coffee or ice creamin the relaxing
- Choose plants for your garden from our nursery
Our garden offers you peace and tranquility
Set in the Northumberland countryside the garden is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life for just an hour or two. Enjoy the peace and tranquility while taking in the views of the garden and the surrounding Northumbrian countryside from the many seated vantage points.
Bide-A-Wee Garden has been created out of a small sandstone quarry over the last quater of a century by Mark Robson. The site was originally bare and exposed apart from rough grass, whin (gorse) and an outer drystone boundary wall. It has taken years of imagination, planning, development, hard work and nurturing to transform this former quarry into a garden oasis.
Glorious Natural Wildflower Meadow
You can enjoy the half-acre natural wildflower meadow peaking in early Summer.Spot the many types of wild flowers - including yellow rattle buttercups, harebells and fine garsses - growing as nature intended. You may simply just watch the bees from the Bide -A-Wee hives do their work.
Beyond the meadow the garden opens out and blends into the familiar rough landscape of Norhumberland with grassland grazed by sheep and new born lambs.
National Collection of Centaurea
Bide-A-Wee Garden is proud to be the holder of the National Collection of Centaurea Find out more about our Collection of Centaurea
You can visit Bide-Awee Gardens on Wednesday and Saturdays between mid April and end of August, see our visitors information for more details about opening times and prices: