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

We offer personal shopping appointments between 9 and 10am. If you know you would like additional help in selecting plants for a particular project, or need advice on which pump or size of liner you require, we are happy to take appointments. Just call on 01835 830315 to book your time.

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

Late Night Christmas Shopping

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our final Late Night Shopping Event in the plant centre. Browse in our shop and enjoy our Christmas range of gifts, decorations and luxury foodie gifts. Select your cut or potted Christmas Tree from our range of Scottish grown trees, and purchase a fresh homemade Christmas Wreath. No need to book, just turn up  and enjoy a leisurely browse. If you hand over a full loyalty card on any of these Late Night Shopping Evenings you can enjoy a free mulled punch (non-alcoholic version also available) and complimentary homemade mince pie. 

Christmas Afternoon Teas

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Have a seasonal afternoon out and enjoy our NEW Christmas Afternoon Teas served at 3pm Pre-booking only, call 01835 830315  £12.50pp Homemade turkey, cranberry and chestnut sausage roll, smoked salmon sandwich, homemade spiced apple, cranberry and orange scone, slice of Homemade Christmas cake, Millionaires shortbread and a homemade lemon tart with tea or coffee (or a cold drink). Please let us know if you are vegetarian or have special dietary needs. Why not book for afternoon tea and then come and browse in our shop which will be open until 6pm and make an outing of it?

Kailyard Evening Dining

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Our popular fortnightly Kailyaird Evening Dining in the Birdhouse Tearoom. The meal will be served at 7pm and include a pre-dinner drink. This will be our three course festive menu and will cost £30pp.  Menu details to be confirmed, but will include vegetarian options. Please let us know when booking if you require a gluten free, vegan or dairy free meal or any other allergies and intolerances, and we are happy to cater for you. To reserve a table please call 01830 830315. Tables of 4 people or more will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £10 per…

Evening Christmas Dining

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our fortnightly Kailyaird Evening Dining in the Birdhouse Tearoom has a festive feel in this last one before Christmas. The meal will be served at 7pm and includes pre-dinner drinks. Our three course festive menu will cost £30pp.  Menu details to be confirmed, but will include vegetarian options. Please let us know when booking if you require a gluten free, vegan or dairy free meal or any other allergies and intolerances, and we are happy to cater for you. To reserve a table please call 01830 830315. Tables of 4 people or more will be required to pay a non-refundable…

Opening Times

The plant centre, grocery shop and tea room are currently open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm. (10am - 5pm from March to October) 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.

Gardening In August

By Emma Emmerson | July 28, 2021
pansies

Whilst most of you have been enjoying your garden in the sunshine over the last week or so, we have been planning our stock for the rest of the year. In the gardening business we always seem to looking at least three months ahead, which is why I am busy placing Christmas orders. (Sorry!) Many…

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Foraging Experiences at Woodside

By Emma Emmerson | July 5, 2021
elderflowers

We were delighted that guest forager, Jonathan of HartyCulture, led foraging experiences as part July’s mini garden festival. We are hoping he will be joining us again in September, so I thought you might like to read his summary of the day’s sessions. Foraging Experiences in July “We had great fun on our voyages of…

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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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