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

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Our News and Stock Updates

Our Grocery Section

By Emma Emmerson | December 8, 2020
Grocery shop at Woodside

As our regular visitors will know we have added a grocery section to the plant centre. We sell a great range of fresh fruit and vegetables and we have a delivery twice per week. The selection is seasonal, so may include, potatoes, leeks, celeriac, parsnips, carrots and onions – all perfect for warming soup. We…

Christmas Lunch Menu Bookings Start.

By Emma Emmerson | November 16, 2020
Birdhouse tea room

The Christmas Lunch Menu in the Birdhouse Tearoom has now been launched and bookings are being taken. We are serving  them from this week right through to Christmas week. Please bear in mind that this lunch is for bookings only, and you can only book as a maximum group size of 6 people from two…

Christmas is just around the corner

By Emma Emmerson | November 3, 2020
Christmas at Woodside

We are now getting geared up for the Christmas season here at Woodside with our Christmas display ready for you to enjoy. We will also be making fresh wreaths and will be selling Christmas trees towards the end of this month. If you visit us from south of the border, sorry but we ask you…

An Invasion of Rabbits

By Emma Emmerson | October 26, 2020
model rabbits

As you can see we’ve had an invasion of rabbits! Luckily not the living breathing sort, but attractive garden ornaments to bring a smile to your face. We’ve also now got back in stock birdbaths, slate planters, statues, chickens and ducks. These are all lovely additions to the garden and would make welcome Christmas gifts.…

New season roses in Stock

By Emma Emmerson | October 2, 2020
hellebores

Our plants and other garden supplies are continuing to sell quickly, so we are pleased to announce the following new arrivals. Roses: We are pleased that after huge demand earlier in the year we have new season roses in stock. The current selection of roses for sale include: Fragrant Cloud, Hot Chocolate and Rhapsody in…

Mini Green Grocery Launches at Woodside

By Emma Emmerson | September 18, 2020
green grocery at Woodside

We are delighted to launch our own mini green grocery at Woodside this weekend. This is set up in association with Down to Earth of Selkirk who will be supplying us with a range of seasonal vegetables and fruit. We are also harvesting here at Woodside  – some of the produce will be made into…

Spring Bulbs have arrived!

By Emma Emmerson | September 4, 2020
spring bulbs for sale at Woodside

It’s been busy in the plant shop with boxes and boxes of Spring Bulbs arriving. We are working to get them ready to sell this weekend. Varieties include daffodils, crocus, snowdrops, hyacinth, alliums, miniature iris, and much more. Tips for planting spring bulbs Now is the time to get spring flowering bulbs, planted either in…

Autumn and Winter Bedding Plants

By Emma Emmerson | August 28, 2020
winter bedding plants

We now have the first batch of autumn and winter bedding plants for sale. Coose from Violas, Pansies, Myosotis (Forget-me-not) and Primroses which are ready to be planted out now in tubs, baskets and in beds to give colour over the next few months. If your summer bedding plants are all beginning to look tired…

House Plants for Sale

By Emma Emmerson | August 17, 2020
Cape Primrose house plant for sale

Following many requests from customers we now have house plants for sale here at Woodside. We are now proud to stock plants grown by the award-winning Dibley’s Nursery, based in Wales, who specialise in Streptocarpus (Cape Primrose) plants, along with a range of other easy to grow but interesting house plants. They are regular exhibitors…