September 26, 2020


Whickham Hermitage Community Garden is an award-winning free-to-use garden with a modern Orangery tearoom, providing an oasis in the heart of a bustling village. 

The Garden has been lovingly restored and renewed by a dedicated team of volunteers and experts. Visitors can enjoy a walk around to appreciate the vast array of plants and visit the wildlife pond (the old mini boating lake) to see the beautiful Black East Indian ducks. The bantams and canaries will entertain you in their own special way. Sam, the rabbit, just looks on quietly!

The Orangery Cafe offers a warm and dry indoor space so you can enjoy the garden year-round. Large windows let you to view the garden while relaxing with a drink and bite to eat. 

The array of sculptures in the Garden have been created on-site by local artists; there’s a children’s playhouse and fairy village for little visitors to enjoy! 

Great variety of plants for sale. Wheelchair accessible paths and toilet throughout. Dogs on leads are welcome in the garden area and marquee. Free WiFi garden-wide.

Look out for special events with extended opening times, including visits by the Easter Bunny!

If you shop on-line please consider supporting us by linking through Easyfundraising.  It doesn’t cost you anything and the on-line store makes a donation to the Garden. 

Find out more about The Orangery Cafe here

Find out about the history of the Garden here