the garden station
the garden station
Address: Langley
Postcode: NE47 5LA
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Telephone: +44 (0)1434 684 391
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A restored Victorian railway station in a woodland garden in Hexham in beautiful Northumberland

Courses in Gardening - Environment - Art - Botanical Art - Willow Weaving - Food

A Visitor Attraction - Garden, Woodland Walk and Art Exhibitions

Open every Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday  from May 4th - September 2nd, 10 - 5pm. Admission free

the secret woodland railway garden

People love the tranquility and natural planting of this unique garden developed along the former railway track.
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Visitors come here from all over the country. Local customers come regularly through the summer to enjoy the garden at different stages - and to enjoy coffee and homemade cakes.

Open Season for visitors. Tuesday to Sunday May/August 10 - 5.

Closed Mondays except Bank Hols

courses in gardening, art & craft - 2007

People have been enjoying our courses at The Garden Station since 2000
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A course here is a day out quite different to anywhere else - a lovely lunch included.

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a tale of two cafés

THE LEANING SHED CAFE - refreshments 6 days a week through the summer
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Help yourself to Pumphrey's fresh ground coffee, home bakes and Doddington Dairy ice-cream from the charming little cafe beside the station. People of all ages love it.

THE STATION BUILDING - more delicious food at summer weekends

This very pretty restored Victorian building is Open to visitors at weekends from May to August for china service of more coffee, tea and home-made cake and light lunches focusing on local and seasonal food. The interior of the station is an atmospheric and sunlit space where paintings - as well as refreshments - can be appreciated.


Our plants are northern grown at good nurseries as well as the selection of woodland plants grown at The Garden Station.


SUMMER EXHIBITION 2007 - In Praise of SHEDS - paintings by top regional artists

celebrating the secret life of their favourite sheds. Every weekend from June 10.

an historic location

This Victorian Railway station - built in the 1860s on the Hexham/Allendale Line which closed down in 1950 - has retained its atmosphere and echoes of its past as Langley Station and flourishes in its new found life as The Garden Station. Jane Torday, the owner, is happy to give pre-booked guided tours to small groups throughout the summer on week days. Contact Jane on 01434 684 391 or

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The Garden Station opened in June 2000. The business is owned and run by Jane Torday, whose working background is that of writer, researcher, gardener and bookseller

Ingrid Gifford, who previously worked for Northumbria in Bloom, assisted with the management of The Garden Station until 2005 and played a large part in its creation and development.

Now Katrina Padmore divides her time between managing The Dilston Physic Garden and assisting at The Garden Station. Roe Baker, who lives in The Station House, finds time to contribute to the garden here whilst working as Project Officer for Volunteering Tynedale. Phil Ogg, school Arts Officer, is also our gardener.

Our Garden Design Club meet here regularly through the year under the leadership of Jonathan Archer and contribute ideas and time to the garden.

The Station and grounds belong to The Langley Estate, owned by Jane's husband, Thomas Bates.