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Whickham Hermitage Community Garden

Front Street | Hermitage Lane, Whickham NE16 4JL, England
+44 191 488 4275
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A lovely place at Xmas

Visited the garden in the week that Santa Claus was coming on the Saturday. In the evening the... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Qualitytraveller22
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Newcastle UK
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a wonderful haven of peace

a lovely stroll around the pretty gardens and pond followed by a good cup of tea or coffee and a... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Crystal94
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Award-winning walled Victorian garden in the heart of Whickham near Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Free to use, opening times vary according to the season. The modern cafe offers a warm and dry indoor space so people can enjoy the garden year-round. Large windows allow plenty of light into the cafe and also allow visitors to view the garden while relaxing with a drink and bite to eat. A variety of savoury rolls and cakes are on offer - supplied by The Home Bakery of Burnopfield. Main facilities are wheelchair-accessible. Garden pond and Wendy house in the grounds provide additional year-round interest. Free WiFi cafe and garden-wide. Garden and cafe can be hired for events. Please check current opening times for garden and cafe. We're always looking for volunteers to help out in the garden, in the cafe or in admin capacity. Whickham Hermitage Community Garden is a registered charity. Number 1145378
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Front Street | Hermitage Lane, Whickham NE16 4JL, England
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Visited the garden in the week that Santa Claus was coming on the Saturday. In the evening the garden comes to light with all the colourful lights and Xmas features. The cafe was serving lovely soup, sandwiches and cakes to warm the hearts of all...More

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Management response:Responded 9 December 2017

Many thanks for your kind words and support. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your visit, will pass onto volunteers. Have a great Christmas and we hope to see you here again soon.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

a lovely stroll around the pretty gardens and pond followed by a good cup of tea or coffee and a choice of snacks or ice cream

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Management response:Responded 22 August 2017

Many thanks for visiting and your kind review, +Crystal94. Will pass onto the volunteers. We look forward to seeing you here again soon!

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely hidden gem of a tranquil garden offering an oasis of peace in a busy world it even has a cafe. Initially started by one man, Dave who still works in the garden, this accessible community garden has evolved over several years and is now...More

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Management response:Responded 17 December 2016

Hi +yondales, Thank you very much for your review of the Garden. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Have a lovely Christmas.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hidden up a tiny drive behind Whickham Community Centre is the Whickham Community Garden. I am sure for those interested in garden design and interesting plants, the various parts of the garden sponsored by local organisations will fascinate you. It is a small "walled garden"...More

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Management response:Responded 24 October 2016

Hi Jean, We are pleased to know that you and your husband enjoy visiting the garden and cafe. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the walk around the gardens and then tea and cake in the cafe, also enjoyed a good conversation with one of the gardeners.

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Management response:Responded 27 September 2016

Hi +machinbrrym, Many thanks for your comments regarding the garden and cafe. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you back again soon.

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

I would recommend visit to this cafe very good personal service and excellent prices great initiative set up by the local community in Whickham, Newcastle. Plants for sale are excellent value ! The garden is really well organised suitable for all ages and those who...More

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Management response:Responded 12 September 2016

Hi Belinda, Thank you very much for supporting the garden, please spread the word and we hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

The hermitage is tucked away any hard to find but its worth hunting out its tranquil, quiet and a stunning garden . Nice tea room also

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Management response:Responded 12 September 2016

Hi Robert, Thank you for taking your time to review the garden, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the garden and cafe. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

After reading about this gem of a garden we went to seek it out. As other reviewers have pointed out it is a bit tricky to find but well worth the effort. Drive to the front street in Whickham and park at the Bridle Path...More

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Management response:Responded 13 September 2016

Hi Rob, We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip to the garden and cafe, we hope to see you in the future.

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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We regularly pop into the Hermitage Community Garden - whilst small it is a lovely quiet spot, tucked away off Whickham Front Street, only five minutes drive from the Metro Centre, or a few minutes walk from Whickham village centre. There is quite a lot...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Did our annual Christmas visit to see Santa, with a lovely coffee shop and friendly service good prices

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