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 professionally grown at our own nursery site, as well as plants sourced from other British growers including the world famous David Austin Roses. 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. On dry days 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 officially opened the RSPB Homes for Wildlife Garden at Woodside in 2011, which has been built and is maintained by members of the Borders Branch of the RSPB. In that same year we exhibited our Homes for Wildlife Garden at Gardening Scotland and won a gold medal for our exhibit which was featured on BBC Scotland’s Beechgrove Garden.

We are also developing a vegetable garden at Woodside, which provides fruit, salads and vegetables for our Tearoom kitchen, as well as for our cafe at nearby Harestanes Visitor Centre (open Easter – October).

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

“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.”

Emma Emmerson

Herbs, Horses and Mini-beasts

July 12th, 2016|0 Comments

We've got a very busy weekend coming up at Woodside and at our cafe at Harestanes. Equestrian Theatre Scotland (or Les Amis d'Onno as we are used to calling them) return from filming the TV [...]

  • afternoon tea at the Birdhouse tearoom, near Jedburgh

Evening Dining menu – 12th August 2016

July 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Once a month we invite guest chef Sukie Barber to cook a really special evening dining meal at Woodside. Our July meal is now fully booked, so our next available date is August 12th 2016: [...]

  • Birdhouse tearoom Scottish Borders

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 [...]

  • 78 record players

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 [...]

Equestrian Theatre – 16th July 2016

May 8th, 2016|0 Comments

If you fancy a really unique evening's entertainment the why not book for our Equestrian Theatre production of "The Age of Pan"? The performance takes place in the Woodside garden, and is written, produced and [...]