The Alnwick Garden


Telephone: 01665 511350

The Alnwick Garden Secondary

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The measures we have put in place:

  • Limited daily visitor capacity (50% of what is expected during 'normal times').
  • Hand sanitiser will be on offer and free to use.
  • There will be limited toilet facilities available, these will be cleaned every 20 minutes for your safety.
  • There will be a limited food offer which will be takeaway only.
  • The Poison Garden will be open, but there will unfortunately be no guided tours.
  • At this time our children’s tractors will be unavailable.
  • The Treehouse at Alnwick remains closed.
  • Additional outdoor seating has been added and the main lawn will be open for socially distant picnics!
  • If you have booked a time slot on our Adventure Golf please follow the signage on the one-way system to the golf kiosk.

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Pre-book your tickets online in advance.
  • Within The Garden you are free to move around at your leisure, however, please be respectful of others space and safety and remain socially distant.
  • Follow the clear signage where one-way systems are necessary.

The Alnwick Garden reopened its grounds from 29 March 2021.

  • Pre-booking timed tickets is essential
  • The Pavilion Kitchen and Gift Shop will be open
  • Social distancing is vital and the responsibility of visitors
  • The Poison Garden is open but there are no guided tours
  • The Cherry Blossom Orchard (which is currently in bloom April - May) and swing seats are available
  • The Treehouse remains closed
  • Find full information on how to visit The Alnwick Garden safely when it reopens and to book tickets on The Alnwick Garden website.

The Alnwick Garden is a Garden for everyone. The vision of The Duchess of Northumberland, The Alnwick Garden is a multi-award-winning visitor attraction based north of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in Alnwick, Northumberland.

Explore 12 acres of meandering and magnificent Gardens which are home to the worlds largest Tai Haku Cherry Orchard (approximately 329 trees which bloom in late-April to May each year), a Grand Cascade comprising 120 water jets and the world's largest Treehouse Restaurant.

Everyone is welcome to explore the stunning grounds of The Alnwick Garden as it changes with the seasons, creating a different experience with every visit.

It is a great day out in Northumberland for families where children can run freely throughout The Garden playing on mini diggers and interacting with many of the daily activities.

The Alnwick Garden is also a peaceful and tranquil haven to spend hour after hour wandering amongst the Roses, the Ornamental Garden and the Cherry Blossom or just kicking back to take it all in one of their impressive 50 swinging benches.

In the Serpent Garden, eight water sculptures nestle in the coils of a topiary serpent, while the infamous Poison Garden holds dangerous plants and their toxic stories. The Garden is also home to the Bamboo Labyrinth and one of the world's largest tree houses, with rope bridges (walkways in the sky) and a fantastic place to eat. The Pavilion and visitor centre house places to eat, shop, learn and relax, as well as regular creative performances and tours, hands-on workshops, fabulous local food and inspirational gifts from Northumberland.

If you are looking for a unique dining experience, why not dine at The Alnwick Gardens magnificent Treehouse Restaurant? Or for a lighter bite, visit the Potting Shed, The Bakery by John Searcy or The Pavilion Cafe with catering provided by the world-renowned Searcys of London.

Tickets to The Alnwick Garden

Tickets to The Alnwick Garden are valid for the day of purchase only, however multiple entry tickets are available through the Friends scheme, with prices starting from £20. Tickets can be purchased online.

How to get to The Alnwick Garden using public transport

Arriva Buses X15 and X18 go from Newcastle Haymarket Bus Station to Alnwick via Morpeth on A1. The journey takes around 1 hour 20 minutes, depending on traffic, and arrives at Alnwick Bus Station. The Alnwick Garden is to the east of the Castle, a five-minute walk from the bus station. There is a tourist information centre in Alnwick Town Centre between the Castle and Garden if you need a map or directions. Alnmouth is the nearest railway station, four miles east of Alnwick. It is on the East Coast Main Line and some services running between Edinburgh, Newcastle and London stop here. Arriva bus X18 connects Alnmouth Railway Station to Alnwick in one direction and the North Northumberland Coast in another.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Opening hours will be 09:00 - 18:00 every day throughout the English school holidays and 10:00 - 17:00 thereafter

Monday 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 10:00 - 17:00

Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Christmas season (9 – 23 Dec and 26 Dec – 5 Jan): 10am-4pm Daily
Christmas Eve
: 10am-3pm

Telephone: 01665 511350


Events at The Alnwick Garden

Christmas Light Trail at Alnwick Garden

3 Dec 2021 to 2 Jan 2022


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