Important Notice: on 12th Feb 2020, at an extraordinary general meeting, the members voted to begin the process of dissolving the charity. This was due to there being insufficient volunteers for the key administrative posts to run the charity. The process will follow the rules and guidelines from the Scottish charity regulator.

The Woodside Garden for Wildlife and Wellbeing (WGWW) is a small charitable group which manages the wildlife garden at Woodside, near Jedburgh. The Garden is situated in part of an old walled garden. The charity’s aim is to share the benefits the garden and gardening activities can bring to wildlife, the environment, and people’s health and wellbeing.

Scroll down the page to find out more about us, how to visit the garden, and how you join us to help with gardening and running the charity.

Woodside Garden for Wildlife and Wellbeing is a Scottish registered charity, OSCR Number SCO48092


The garden occupies a small area within a larger walled garden.  The remainder of the site is home to the Woodside Plant Centre and Birdhouse Tearoom. 

The garden, like any other, requires ongoing management and maintenance. Over the last 12 months has seen significant clearing to bring plants back to their best. Replanting has been essential for some areas, and the entrance flower bed and bog garden are examples of this. Ongoing tasks include ensuring the safety of the pond’s viewing platform, removing invasive plants and providing more seating. We are also engaged in making the garden more accessible for those with limited mobility.

Principal considerations in our work are ensuring the provision of a rich and varied habitat for wildlife, be it birds, insects, amphibians or small mammals, but also offering peaceful spaces for quiet thought and reflection.

Join Us

Our garden maintenance work party is at the garden once a fortnight, usually on a Wednesday.  Please get in touch if you would like to come along and help.

If you would like to join us, either to be directly involved in garden work or to support the charity in other ways, please use the membership form from the button below.


Woodside Garden for Wildlife and Wellbeing is just off the B6400 near Ancrum in the Scottish Borders.  

Our full address is: Woodside Garden for Wildlife and Wellbeing, Woodside Walled Garden, Near Ancrum, Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, TD8 6TU

Map to find Woodside

Contact us

If you have any questions please get in touch using this contact form.