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. Later that year we won a gold medal for our Homes for Wildlife Garden at Gardening Scotland.

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.

I hope that you love Woodside as much as we all 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.

Vintage Garden Festival 22nd May

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Sundays programme of events: 11am – Pot Planting Demonstration with Emma Emmerson 11am – 2pm A drop-in workshop for our Wee Woodsiders (childrens event) – “Fill your boots” – bring in a pair of old [...]

Vintage Garden Festival 21st May 2016

June 10th, 2016|0 Comments

We have a packed programme of events this weekend with music, food, stalls, advice and of course lots and lots of plants! The programme for Saturday is: 11am – Vintage Gramophones and records – a [...]

Wool Compost Now in Stock

May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Following the popularity of our multi-purpose Wool Compost (made near Penrith from sheep’s fleece and bracken, we are now delighted to be stocking their Lakeland Gold ( a clay-breaking compost) and their new Ericacous compost, all [...]

The Age of Pan

May 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Local troupe, Equestrian Theatre Scotland (Les Amis d’Onno) return for their annual exclusive performance here in the Woodside garden. We are now taking bookings for this year's Equestrian Theatre production at Woodside – The Age [...]

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Harestanes Cafe is Open

March 14th, 2016|1 Comment

We opened our new venture at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre on 24th March. Our café there is very much tailored towards families, with the offering including ice-creams and lollies, children's lunch boxes, toasted tascas and [...]

Wee Woodsider Events

March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Woodside is running a series of children’s workshops this year aimed at primary school aged children, although younger children are welcome to attend with parental supervision. Our next event is on April 7th 11am – [...]