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Whickham Hermitage Community Garden

Front Street | Hermitage Lane, Whickham NE16 4JL, England
+44 191 488 4275
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lovely little ggardenin a quiet corner

The garden is lovely, so much to see in such a tiny space. There are memorials of all kinds... read more

Reviewed yesterday
john e
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
A hidden gem

This little garden is out of sight behind the front street. There is a café and you can buy healthy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
iangemini
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Front Street | Hermitage Lane, Whickham NE16 4JL, England
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+44 191 488 4275
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Reviewed yesterday

The garden is lovely, so much to see in such a tiny space. There are memorials of all kinds, features sponsored in memory of family, and "fairies" hidden around the garden. A delight.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little garden is out of sight behind the front street. There is a café and you can buy healthy plants at a reasonable price. The man who looks after the garden and sells the plants is friendly and helpful.

Thank iangemini
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Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review +Iangemini and for visiting our lovely Garden. Will pass onto volunteers. We hope to see you here again very soon!

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Lovely small garden and cafe with friendly staff .You can also buy plants at the garden ,lots of small pathways and a pond so children especially enjoy this .

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Management response:Responded June 19, 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review, +Joy B, we look forward to seeing you here again soon.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Never been in here for over 12 months, what a difference. They have made a super job in the garden well worth a visit, will try and go more often.

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Management response:Responded June 19, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review +RaysunshineRay, we look forward to welcoming you back here again soon.

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Reviewed December 7, 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

Thank Qualitytraveller22
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Management response:Responded December 9, 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 August 21, 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

Thank Crystal94
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Management response:Responded August 22, 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 November 26, 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 December 17, 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 October 18, 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

Thank Jean G
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Management response:Responded October 24, 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 September 25, 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 September 27, 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 August 16, 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

Thank Belinda K
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Management response:Responded September 12, 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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