The Alnwick Garden
The Alnwick Garden is the creation of The Duchess of Northumberland some 20 years ago, with a mixture of contemporary and extraordinary features brought together by water. Home to The Poison Garden, this gated wonder will leave you in amazement at how some common garden plants really do have a dangerous side! Explore the Treehouse with a restaurant, café, beautiful decking and bridges, all built around 15 mature lime trees. A garden not only for summer months, but for all year round.
Late winter and spring start with a carpet of snowdrops surrounding the pond, and Scilla and Chinodoxa blanket the lawns from the water tower. The Ornamental Garden sees scatterings of wonderful varieties of Helleborus, winter-flowering cherry trees and beautiful Magnolias, and not forgetting tens of thousands of daffodils in The Cherry Orchard. Spring is no more signified than the sight of our magnificent 'Tai haku' cherry blossom (the largest collection outside of Japan). With over 300 trees, our orchard is a sight to behold. The Rose Garden is packed with thousands of blooms from June to early autumn and includes the aptly named exquisite 'Alnwick Rose'. This is an exemplary garden and visitor attraction with surprises around every corner.
Opening Times: Open all year round excluding Christmas Day and January. See website for details
Admission Rates: Please see website for prices
Group Rates: Pre-booked groups of 14 or more £10.60pp plus free admission for organiser and driver
Facilities: Pavilion Kitchen, Bakery, Treehouse Restaurant and café, Gift Shop, Plant Centre.
Disabled Access: Yes, with free motorised 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: Julie Chambers, Admissions 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 minutes north of Newcastle.
Updated: December 2019