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. In the summer of 2020 we added a grocery shop and new for 2021 is our aquatics section.

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 now also offer a takeaway service and sell ready meals.

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

The plant centre and grocery shop will be open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm until the end of June. The Tea Room is open daily 10:00am to 5:00pm. Booking is recommended for indoors - please phone 01835 830315.

As Stephen and I are busy most of the time serving customers, offering advice and watering, we are not able to man our office, so please call on 01835 830315 for all bookings and general enquiries. Until we can master the technique of human cloning, emails may go unanswered for several days, and we cannot answer queries on social media as we are busy doing other things!

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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,…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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