Woodside plant centre Nr Jedburgh

Welcome to Woodside, an award-winning plant centre & tearoom based in a lovely old walled garden, just north of Jedburgh in the wonderful Scottish Borders.

Woodside is owned and managed by gardening duo Emma and Stephen Emmerson, with help from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of staff. Located within a Victorian Walled Garden, Woodside is home to a large and well-stocked plant centre, filled with plants professionally grown on site, as well as those sourced from other Scottish and UK growers. Our cosy Birdhouse Tearoom overlooks our bird-feeding station, where you can enjoy up close views of our garden birds, whilst enjoying a cup of freshly made coffee and delicious home-baking, or a light lunch. On dry days our garden seating area is very popular with tearoom users as the south facing site makes it a sun trap! Dogs on leads are welcome in the garden seating area.

We officially opened the RSPB Homes for Wildlife Garden at Woodside in 2011, which was built by members of the Borders Branch of the RSPB. In that same year we exhibited our Homes for Wildlife Garden at Gardening Scotland and won a gold medal for our exhibit which was featured on BBC Scotland’s Beechgrove Garden. Since then, the local branch of the RSPB has sadly folded and we continue to manage that area for wildlife.

We are also developing a vegetable garden at Woodside, which provides fruit, salads and vegetables for our Tearoom kitchen, as well as regularly raiding my own vegetable garden for fresh produce.

Woodside is open every day, and offers visitors a delightful experience, with our own unique take on a garden centre!

Opening Times

From 5th April the plant centre and grocery shop will be open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The Tea Room will be open for takeaway refreshments 9:30am to 4:30pm

Due to rapid changes in legislation our website doesn't always reflect up-to-the-minute changes. If you are planning to visit Woodside, please call us first on 01835 830315 to check we are open.

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Our News and Stock Updates

Aquatics Department Now Open

By Emma Emmerson | April 6, 2021
Fish food in the aquatics department

We were delighted to be able to open to the public again on the 5th April and to be able to launch our new aquatics department in the walled garden area. You can now buy pond pumps and filters, coldwater fish food, pond plants and oxygenators, pond treatments and pond lighting. Pond liner should be…

Garden Centre Opening on 5th April

By Emma Emmerson | March 23, 2021
Pots and rockery plants

Good news at last! The Garden Centre will be re-opening on 5th April, so we are now busy making sure that your return to Woodside will be the best possible experience. We have been busy unpacking new stock for some weeks now. To allow us to fully prepare, the call and collect service will be…

Ornamental Trees For Sale

By Emma Emmerson | March 1, 2021
ornamental trees for sale

This coming week is a big one for us as Spring arrives and new stock of plants are arriving daily. I’ll be sending out emails as and when stock arrives, so if you would like to receive this information please sign up to the newsletter if you haven’t already done so. The current varieties of…

Spring Flowering Bulbs

By Emma Emmerson | February 5, 2021
spring flowering bulbs

Add some colour to your life with our spring flowering bulbs – £2.50 each or any 5 for £10. Anemone blanda Blue Chionodoxa luciliae Blue, Pink or  White Crocus Cream, purple, or yellow Dwarf Daffodil Rip Van Winkle, February Gold, Jetfire, Minnow or Tete a tete Daffodil WP Milner Fritillaria uva vulpis or meleagris (Snake’s Head…

Feeding the Birds – hints and tips

By Emma Emmerson | January 29, 2021
feeding the birds

Although frost and snow may be pretty for us, our garden birds  have to endure these chilly nights and by feeding the birds  we can give a helping hand to make sure they are receiving enough energy through their food to keep them warm. Here are a few hints and tips as to what is…

Seed Potatoes and other gardening stock now available

By Emma Emmerson | January 22, 2021
seed potatoes in stock

Some of our deliveries for new gardening stock have arrived earlier than expected, so we  are pleased to be able to take telephone orders for delivery or collection. There is no access to the garden centre at present, so we can only accept phone orders: call 01835 830315 – please leave a message if there…

Eco-Friendly Firelighters and Coffee Logs

By Emma Emmerson | January 15, 2021
Eco-Friendly firelighters by Dr heat

In addition to logs and kindling  we have extended our sustainable fuels to include coffee logs and eco-friendly firelighters. Eco-Friendly Firelighters Many of our customers have been requesting these, so we are now stocking eco-friendly firelighters from manufacturer Dr Heat. These are made out of a grass called Miscanthus, and combined with waste candle wax,…

New Opening Arrangements

By Emma Emmerson | December 21, 2020
Christmas wreath making workshop Scottish Borders

I’m sure that you’re all still reeling from the weekend’s shock announcement that tighter restrictions will be in place throughout mainland Scotland from Boxing Day, meaning that all non-essential shops, pubs, and cafes must close, along with other businesses. The good news is that Garden Centres have been reclassified since the initial March 2020 lockdown,…

Last Minute Christmas Presents from Woodside

By Emma Emmerson | December 19, 2020

With only a few days left until Christmas, we thought you might appreciate some last minute Christmas shopping ideas (or even better you could treat yourself!).  Emma’s TOP 10 Present ideas for 20201. Encourage wildlife into the garden with a Ladybird & Insect Tower £12.99 Bring some colour into the home with a deep red Amaryllis…