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

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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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What's Been Happening at Woodside this year.

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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More Vegetable Plants in Stock

By Emma Emmerson | May 17, 2019
Kitchen Garden at Woodside near Jedburgh

If you are planning to grow your own vegetables this summer, now is the time to get planting. We  have some varieties home-grown from seed and ready to plan on. Varieties currently available include lettuce, garlic kale, scarlet kale, courgette and calabrese. Also a good range of greenhouse vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. Local Vegetable Plants We…

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How to Grow Clematis

By Emma Emmerson | March 20, 2019

The most colourful of all climbing plants are Clematis. They give a delightful extra dimension to the garden and with a good selection of different varieties can provide colour throughout the summer. They are easy to grow if you have the right conditions and prepare the ground well. Clematis dislike a waterlogged soil, so make…

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New Stock arriving at Woodside

By Emma Emmerson | March 13, 2019

Winter may have just crept back again this week, but here at Woodside it’s spring all the way! We’ve just taken delivery of our first potted roses of the year, and we’re delighted to introduce a range of Peter Beale’s Roses (World leaders in Classic Roses). Here’s what Peter Beales Roses have to say about…

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Upcoming Events!

By Emma Emmerson | March 7, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have scheduled an exciting program of events throughout the year and into the start of 2020. Please note that we’ll probably add to this list as new event opportunities present themselves, so keep an eye open or check our Facebook page. As you can see our first event…

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Potato Tubers Mark Start of Spring!

By Emma Emmerson | February 8, 2019
potatoes for the vegetable garden

The new gardening season has now officially started! How do I know? Because our delivery of seed potatoes has arrived. It may seem very early but many potatoes can be planted in March – May, and even earlier if you are growing in a polytunnel or in a greenhouse. Chitting potatoes (encouraging them to sprout…

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