Welcome to Woodside, an independent plant centre & cafe based in a lovely old walled garden, just north of Jedburgh in the wonderful Scottish Borders.
Annie and JV established Woodside in 2005 after falling in love with the walled garden on their first visit. In their five years at Woodside they established a delightful cafe, display gardens and a plant centre and built a reputation for stocking premium quality plants, offering sound gardening advice and above all providing inspiration and confidence to customers to tackle their own gardening projects.
In February 2011 Stephen and Emma Emmerson, already owners of a trade nursery (for plants, not children!) in Kelso, took on Woodside, with Emma (that’s me writing) running Woodside, whilst Stephen concentrates on the nursery.
As well as the plant centre, which we stock with plants from our own nursery, as well as some of the very best growers in the UK, Woodside is home to a lovely café, a Kitchen garden a Garden Shop filled with all the useful stuff that gardeners need, and a “Homes for Wildlife” garden in collaboration with the RSPB. In November 2011 we took the exciting and scary step of opening our online shop - please have a look at it and let me now what you think. This is a really good opportunity to buy Scottish plants online and if you live too far away to make visiting Woodside a possibility then the online shop is probably for you. You’ll still enjoy our personalised service and there’s real humans to speak to if you need any help!
I hope that you love Woodside as much as I do, and that you too look forward to seeing the garden develop over time. Please do come in and say “hello” to me and my wonderful team who all make Woodside a really special place. You can also follow Woodside on Twitter – I add posts most days and its a great way of keeping up to date with new stock, offers wildlife news and much more.
Woodside Plant Centre is proud to be a member of the Horticultural Trades Association, which means that we are recongnised as being a reputable supplier of plants and gardening products, and it also means that we accept and sell National Garden Gift vouchers. For us, it means we can benefit from research, surveys and information that the HTA carries out, which means that we can pass extra knowledge on to you – our customer.
So that, in a nutshell, is Woodside. We are open 7 days a week, all year round. And there’s no charge for just enjoying the garden. We hope this website will inspire you to visit!
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