The Alnwick Garden

Denwick Lane
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1YU

+44 01665 511350

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Overview

The Alnwick Garden is one of the world’s most ambitious new gardens. The Duchess of Northumberland’s vision for a forgotten plot is now a truly 21st century experience full of imagination, inspiration and fun. Designed by Jacques and Peter Wirtz, The Garden is a wonderful combination of spaces, themes, quirkiness and play.

From the tranquility of the Cherry Orchard, the excitement of the Grand Cascade and the mysteries of the Bamboo Labyrinth, to the Serpent Garden’s spell-binding water sculptures, the intrigue of the Poison Garden and one of the world’s largest tree houses – there is plenty to surprise and delight.

The Garden is a space designed to be enjoyed by all your senses, with a collection of over 4,000 plant varieties to discover, thousands of seasonal blooms and countless opportunities to get wet and play in The Garden’s water sculptures

Access information

Through The Alnwick Garden Trust’s charitable programmes we encourage our community into The Garden, providing year round activities to address many of the issues faced by those living with additional needs or growing old in a rural area. Accessibility is at our heart, we have smooth solid surfaces, wheelchair accessible routes, award winning toilets and even the ropebridges of the Treehouse are fully accessible. 


Road directions

The Alnwick Garden is off the A1 to the North of Alnwick, and is well signposted. The main Garden car park is off Denwick Lane. The postcode for The Alnwick Garden car park is NE66 1YU (parking charge is £3.00 per car).


Public transport

Buses connect Alnwick to the surrounding towns and the city of Newcastle. Click here for more information.

The main east coast line from London to Edinburgh stops at Alnmouth, which is 4 miles away. A taxi or bus can be taken from Alnmouth. For train timetables please click here.

Newcastle International Airport and the Port of Tyne are 35 miles away.


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Ticketing and entry prices for The Alnwick Garden

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(The Alnwick Garden Adult)
1
£7.70
per ticket
Concession
(The Alnwick Garden Concession)
1
£5.83
per ticket
Child
(The Alnwick Garden Child)
1
£4.40
per ticket
Family
(The Alnwick Garden Family)
4
£21.50
per ticket

These prices are valid until 27th March 2018.

These prices include a 10% optional gift aid donation. 

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tripadvisor
16/05/2018

Disappointing


alanmnesbitt, County Durham, United Kingdom
Maybe it was the time of year but my wife and I found the visit very disappointing. The garden itself was nothing to write home about. The “Poison Garden” was interesting and the only part of the visit we really enjoyed. Prices were OTT particularly when we found there was an extra cost to park the car. I must assume there are more staff in the cafeteria at the height of summer; the delays and organisation was poor at best. £4.15 for a cheese and tomato sandwich was, in my view, excessive, particularly as Iit contained only 2 slices of tomato and was as dry as a bone. All together we felt we would have been better in a top garden centre. We have 3 or 4 locally with better plants and a much better cafeteria.
tripadvisor
15/05/2018

Check the webcam. Missed the cherry blossom.


Melvyn T, York, United Kingdom
A really good morning walk around this excellent garden. The water features are the best. I want a Vortex. The range of gardens is literally growing. Superb community concept where everyone benefits.
tripadvisor
15/05/2018

Lovely gardens with lots to see and do


BruceTheSheep, Glossop, United Kingdom
I guess most people come to Alnwick to see the “Harry Potter” castle, but for me the gardens are the star attraction and you can pay just for them if you want to skip the castle-thing. There is a wide variety of interest ranging from the wonderful fountains to the poisonous plants garden, and small child-friendly digger trucks that can be used to collect fountain water and dump it on the grass... my 2 year old granddaughter loved this. There are also some lovely, imaginative fairy tale and nursery rhyme themes running throughout. The cafe is good, if a bit expensive. Overall, a lovely spot.
tripadvisor
12/05/2018

Fab gardens


Gordon M, Carron, Fakirk United Kingdom
A total fantastic surprise when you walk through the gates of Alnwick gardens the water cascade is amazing. We had a garden tour with one of the guides and it was brilliant. The bamboo labyrinth is fantastic also the rose garden a big surprise and many shocks about everyday plants in the poison garden but the best and biggest surprise Wes the fantastic cherry orchard it was in full blossom and would put any in Japan to shame. Cannot praise the garden experience enough, we will be back.
tripadvisor
12/05/2018

A Surprising Treasure


francophile47, England
First impression is of the magnificent cascade down the centre of the hillside opposite the entrance. Reminded me of the cascade at the Peterhof Palace, St Petersberg, but without the glod leaf bling!! The cherry orchard was magnificent, but I was fortunate to be visiting at the blossom season in the spring. The Poison Garden is worth a visit, with knowledgable guides. Don't be put off if there is a bit of a wait

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