The Alnwick Garden
One of the world’s most contemporary gardens, The Alnwick Garden was built to break the rules. Eighteen years ago, The Duchess of Northumberland embarked upon the creation of “A huge public garden of classic symmetry and astonishing beauty…” and today, the garden is not only an inspiring landscape with beautifully sculpted foliage vivified by water but the Wirtz International design has combined unique features and spaces to encourage interaction, learning and play.
The inclusion of the UK’s only Poison Garden, home to a gruesome collection of lethal plants, is a testament to its audacious nature, and the home to Europe’s largest wooden Treehouse. The Alnwick Garden provides unexpected adventure amongst its 300 species of roses, perfectly manicured Ornamental Garden, and in the Cherry Orchard as it transforms and becomes a cloud of white blossom, carpeted with thousands of alliums in a sea of purple. No two visits are the same, as each season brings a new lease of life.
As well as standing for contemporary gardening excellence, The Alnwick Garden is also a registered charity that stimulates change through play, learning, the arts, and healthy activity, and addresses disability and the economic renaissance of a rural community.
Opening Times: Open all year round excluding Christmas Day and January. See website for details.
Admission Rates: Adults £12.50, Concession £11.00, Child £4.50, Family £31.00
Group Rates: Pre-booked groups of 14 or more £9.30pp plus free admission for organiser and driver
Facilities: Café, Fish and Chip Shop, Treehouse Restaurant and Café, Gift Shop, Plant Centre
Disabled Access: Yes, with free motor scooter and wheelchair hire
Tours/Events: Events and performances throughout the year. Please check website for up-to-date details
Car Parking: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
Booking Contact: Tracy Cullen, Group Sales Manager, The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU
Tel: 01665 511085
Location: Just off the A1 in the market town of Alnwick. Approx. 45 mins north of Newcastle