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Whickham Hermitage Community Garden

Garden open for visit and plant sales

Opening Times

Mon-Fri - 10am-3pm, Sat - 10am-2pm, Sunday (and Bank Holidays) - closed

Social distancing encouraged, sign-posted one-way system. No pre-booking required for Garden

Whickham Hermitage Community Garden is an award-winning Victorian walled garden, providing an oasis in the heart of a bustling village.  It's been lovingly restored and renewed by dedicated volunteers and experts. Enjoy a walk around this free-to-use Garden to appreciate the vast array of plants and visit the wildlife pond (the old mini boating lake). Take a break on the many seating areas along the paths, in the gazebo and the unusual igloo domes.

Garden sculptures have been created on-site by local artists; there's a children's playhouse and fairy village for little visitors to enjoy! Look out for exciting new projects in development - including a Sensory Garden! There's a great range of plants for sale (cash only). Wheelchair accessible paths, tearoom and toilet. Dog-friendly garden and a gazebo to shelter in when necessary.

The beautiful, modern Orangery is run by an independent team and offers very reasonably priced hot drinks, cake, sandwiches and more!  They often arrange special activities for children so keep an eye out on their Facebook page.

watergatecommunitycafe@mail.com or message them at their own Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/The-Orangery-101086528328327/

Volunteers are always appreciated to help maintain the garden.

If you shop on-line please consider supporting us through the following two sites. It doesn't cost you anything and they make a donation to the Garden. Link through AmazonSmile https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1145378-0 or Easyfundraising. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/whcg/

They have apps too!

Whickham Hermitage Community Garden Limited is a Registered Charity (Number 1145378)

Organisation Address

Behind Whickham Community Centre
Hermitage Lane
off Front Street
Whickham
NE16 4JL
United Kingdom

54.9451963, -1.6822176