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Whickham Hermitage Community Garden


Garden open for visit, plant sales, Orangery Cafe open in the grounds

Opening Times

Mon-Fri - 10am-3pm, Sat - 10am-3pm, Sunday - closed

plant sales stop at 2pm

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

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). 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 offers very reasonably priced hot drinks, cake, sandwiches and more!

theorangery@email,.com or message them at their own Facebook page

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 or Easyfundraising.

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
NE16 4JL
United Kingdom

Help needed.

Volunteers are always appreciated to help maintain the garden.