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

Trees now in stock

By Emma Emmerson | August 10, 2020
apple trees for sale

Our delivery of trees has arrived as planned with a good selection of fruit and ornamental trees now available. Looking particularly good are the Cotoneasters and Crab Apples (Malus) which are both full of fruits and berries. As our trees are all container grown you can plant all year round. I’d recommend planting in a…

Recommended Plants for this Weekend

By Emma Emmerson | July 24, 2020
Fuschias in Woodside Walled Garden

We hope you are enjoying the summer and embracing the recent rain as the gardens did need it! We have plenty of plans for the rest of the year, including workshops, so please sign up to our newsletter if you haven’t already done so to find out more. In the meantime we are still getting…

More Outside Seating

By Emma Emmerson | July 13, 2020
seating area at Woodside garden

It has been a pleasure to see you all enjoying sitting outside in the garden tucking into our scones, cakes and sandwiches. Even if it is raining you can still enjoy the refreshments as we have put two gazebos up to keep you dry. We’ve a new seating area near the wildlife pond which is…

Guest Nursery Event

By Emma Emmerson | June 29, 2020
Tinnisburn Plant Nursery

On Wednesday 1st July we will be hosting a plant stall from a guest nursery, Tinnisburn Plants between 11:00 and 17:00. Tinnisburn Plants is an RHS Gold Medal winning nursery, specialising in truly hardy perennials; many of which are choice and unusual. Founder and owner, Helen Knowles, has a lifelong passion for plants and propagates…

Roses for sale

By Emma Emmerson | June 12, 2020
roses for sale at Woodside

We have been really busy replenishing stock this week after record sales. We now have a good stock of roses for sale. We have dealt with the same rose suppliers for about 20 years now, both here at Woodside and at Floors Castle Garden Centre before that, and these are the best quality roses I’ve…

Herbaceous Plants – this week’s highlights

By Emma Emmerson | June 5, 2020
spires of lythrums

There’s nothing to beat a wander around a plant centre and many of you are very excited at being able to visit – who knew that this would be so thrilling!!? Now the weather has broken it is perfect planting weather and we’ve lots of treats for you this week – mainly in our herbaceous…

Tea Room Open for Takeaways

By Emma Emmerson | June 2, 2020
scones to takeaway

The Birdhouse Tearoom is now back open again for takeaway drinks, cakes and scones. We will also be selling delicious free-range organic eggs and fresh fruit and vegetable boxes so that you can avoid the dreaded supermarket visit! The tearoom is open 11am – 3pm daily for the time being, and we hope to extend…

Garden Centre Open

By Emma Emmerson | May 29, 2020

Finally, after 9 weeks and 1400 free deliveries within the Borders, I’m delighted to be able to tell you that Woodside Plant Centre re-opened on 29th May We’re very excited at the prospect of having visitors back, and we’re looking forwards to you being able to see the plants for yourselves rather than relying on…

A Glimmer of Hope – and a plant update

By Emma Emmerson | May 22, 2020
plant centre

Finally there seems to be a glimmer of hope that we can re-open soon. Following the First Minister’s daily briefing on 21st May, it seems that a decision will be made on the 28th May regarding the first phase of lifting lock-down restrictions. Included in that first phase is the re-opening of garden centres, and…