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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.

Praise for Bide-a Wee is widespread with Gardeners World Maganize calling it 'a very special garden'. Whilst The English garden described the garden as one of the  Top 8 plant-lover’s gardens to visit in 2017

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'.

Set in the Northumberland countryside the garden is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. 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.

We are open to the public from mid April until mid September  each year.
Normal visiting times are between 1.00pm and 5pm Wednesday to Saturdays.
Booking is NOT required for individuals, couples.  Groups do need to pre-book and should complete our Group booking form.
Please note dogs are not permitted except Guide Dogs.