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 sourced from Scottish and UK growers, a great range of compost (including peat-free) , seeds, bulbs, garden tool, fertilisers, wild bird care and much more. We continue to expand and in the summer of 2020 we added a grocery shop to our repertoire, and in 2021 we introduced a new  aquatics section.

Improvements are continuing into 2022, and we hope that you'll enjoy the newest facilities that we are currently constructing, which includes a new polytunnel for our bedding plants, a bigger compost canopy, and a new section to house the very popular aquatics department.

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. 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.

Woodside is open every day, and offers visitors a delightful experience, with our own unique take on a garden centre!

Upcoming Events

Evening dining at The Kailyard

Kailyard Evening Dining

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The menu for our next evening dining event looks delicious!…

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apples in a bucket

Apple Weekend

October 15 @ 10:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be hosting the Borders Organic Gardeners…

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Opening Times

The plant centre, grocery shop and tea room are currently open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm. (10am - 4pm from October to February). Booking is recommended for indoor seating in the tea room -  please phone 01835 830315.


How to Get in Touch

We love meeting people and caring for our plants, but we are not so keen on sitting in the office and working  on a computer. Because of our lovely woodland setting internet signals are intermittent, so emails and social media requests may go un-answered. Please phone us during opening hours on 01835 830315 for all enquiries.


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Latest News

What's Been Happening at Woodside this year.

Recommended Roses

By Emma Emmerson | July 19, 2019

My favourite roses are back in stock – Flower Carpets. These low growing roses provide weeks, if not months of beautiful flower colour, and are not subject to the rusts, mildews, blackspot and aphid damage that other roses can be prone to. As a result they are easy to grow in full sun or part…

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Kailyaird Dining Evening – 19th July 2019

By Emma Emmerson | July 16, 2019
Rhubarb features on the menu

This Friday is another of our dining dates at Woodside, when our Birdhouse Tearoom becomes the Kailyaird Restaurant for the evening, catering mainly for vegetarians, but with an option for meat eaters. This week’s delicious menu features lots of home-grown produce from my garden, including beetroot, salad leaves, Arran Pilot potatoes and agretti, which is…

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Perfect Time to Plant Trees

By Emma Emmerson | June 26, 2019
fruit tree

The ground is absolutely perfect for planting trees at the moment, with some moisture and plenty of warmth. Don’t forget to enrich the ground with Bonemeal or pelleted chicken manure to give the plants a good start. Poor soils may also benefit from the addition of tree planting compost, just to help improve the soil…

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Loyalty Card Offer

By Emma Emmerson | June 9, 2019
vegetable plants

There is just a week to go on our loyalty card holder offer I know that there are lots of full loyalty cards now in circulation after a busy spring buying plants! Up until 17th June, we are offering 10% OFF all bedding and vegetable plants when you hand in a full loyalty card (…

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Wildlife and Wellbeing Garden needs your help

By Emma Emmerson | June 4, 2019
The wildlife and wellbeing garden at woodside

Our registered charity – the Woodside Garden for Wildlife and Wellbeing (WGWW) – would appreciate some help. Moving stones Our major project for the year is the building of a drystane seating area in the wildlife garden, suitable for wheelchair users to access. On Thursday 6th June we are having some stone delivered, and we…

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How to Choose Plants for Your Pond

By Emma Emmerson | May 24, 2019
water lily

Here at Woodside we have decided to stock water plants, after so many customers have asked us to, so I thought I’d tell you a bit about water gardening and how to choose plants for your pond Wildlife Habitat Ponds make a wonderful addition to the garden – as well as creating extra habitats for…

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