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 is now open for eating in and there is plenty of space outside too. Booking is recommended for indoors - please phone 01835 830315 to book.

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Job Opportunities at Woodside

By Emma Emmerson | May 10, 2021
The tea room at Woodside

We  are currently recruiting for these two job opportunities: Kitchen Assistant Working a shift pattern of 3 days on and 3 days off (with flexibility to do extra shifts when required). Duties include preparing light lunches, making sandwiches, icing cakes, baking scones, making soups and quiches, clearing tables, washing dishes and cleaning. Plant Centre Assistant…

Latest Plants in Stock

By Emma Emmerson | May 7, 2021
water lilies for sale

We are an independent plant centre, so we like to treat our customers to some specialist plants – ones that will make their garden stand out from their neighbours. We also stock plants that will survive our Scottish weather – very important given the recent late cold snap.  Here are a selection of the more…

Pond Supplies

By Emma Emmerson | April 30, 2021
Pond supplies - ornamental fish

One of the most rewarding garden features is a pond, and we now have everything you need to build a brand new one, or to improve an existing one. Enjoy the sound of running water with a fountain or waterfall, encourage wildlife with our range of plants and water treatments and relax watching your ornamental…

Tea Room Re-opening on 26th April

By Emma Emmerson | April 21, 2021
tea room at woodside

You will be delighted to know that the tea room will re-open for sitting in on the 26th April in line with the Government timetable. Due to social distancing measures we will have limited capacity within the tearoom, so we are happy to accept bookings for indoor seating from the 26th onwards. There is plenty…

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…