You just need to drive through Northumberland’s villages during spring and summer to see gardens bursting with plants, flowers and seasonal vegetables. Somewhere in these villages you’ll often find a proud sign proclaiming their victory in the latest ‘village in bloom award’. As you delve deeper into Northumberland, you can explore so many attractions with beautiful, rare and unusual gardens to enjoy, from the spectacular quarry garden at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, the walled garden at Wallington House, Gardens and Estate, the famous poison garden at the Alnwick Garden, or the beautifully preserved woodland garden and estate at Cragside, there is so much gardening inspiration throughout the region.
We have a whole host of home and garden outlets from large, national chains to smaller, independent retailers. You’ll find all sorts of original gifts, plants and gardening accessories when you visit and you’ll likely find you want to take more than one piece of Northumberland home with you.