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!

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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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Bedding Plant Bonanza

By Emma Emmerson | June 14, 2021
Pots and rockery plants

We have a  bedding plant bonanza for you this week with lots of colourful bedding plants to brighten up your gardens, patios, window boxes and containers. Here’s what we have to offer you: Argyranthemums (Crazy Daisies) in a choice of colours £4.99 each Callibrachoas in both single and double flowered forms in a good choice…

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Mini Garden Festival – 9th June

By Emma Emmerson | June 7, 2021
Tinnisburn Plant Nursery

Our next “Mini Garden Festival” is this coming Wednesday, 9th June. We will be welcoming back Helen from Tinnisburn Plants , a small family run nursery from Dumfries and Galloway. Half a Hedgerow from Kelso will also be exhibiting their garden obelisks and ornaments once more.  We are also hoping that we will be able…

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Hardy Geraniums and Rosemary

By Emma Emmerson | May 21, 2021
hardy geraniums in bloom

We have a lot of new plants in stock for the weekend including hardy geraniums and rosemary, which many of you have been requesting. Even though the weather is disappointing we are very busy in the plant centre with new arrivals of soft fruit, hydrangeas, bamboos and our biggest range yet of bedding plants. Hardy…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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