The Alnwick Garden
5th February - 28th March
(Opening on Residents' Weekend of 16th-17th March will be 10.00am-6.00pm)
29th March - 2nd November
Winter opening (from 3rd November)
Concession (students and 60+): £10.80
Child (5-15 years): £4.00
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children): £28.00
Pay for a day, visit free for a year! Day tickets to The Alnwick Garden can be validated for unlimited free visits during opening hours for 12 months from date of purchase, see website for details.
The Alnwick Garden is one of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary gardens. From poisonous plants and treetop walkways to glorious roses and towering delphiniums, the Duchess of Northumberland’s vision for a forgotten plot is now a truly 21st century experience full of imagination and fun, all brought to life with water.
Enjoy a tour of the deadly plants that lie behind the locked gates of the Poison Garden and watch the Grand Cascade’s magnificent water displays. Marvel at the world’s largest collection of European plants in the Ornamental Garden and wind your way through the rustling Bamboo Labyrinth. Experience the sights and smells of the Rose Garden, and pay a visit to one of the world’s largest treehouses.
The Alnwick Garden
Tel: 01665 511350Visit The Alnwick Garden website
The Treehouse is one of the most magical and unique restaurants to be found anywhere in the world. It’s high up in the treetops, with a roaring log fire in the centre of the room and trees growing through the floor. Most importantly, the locally-inspired food is delicious. Always featuring local fish and seafood, meats from Northumberland’s farmlands and other regional specialities, the Treehouse Restaurant menus highlight local quality, taste and change throughout the seasons.
There’s a great wine list, a good range of beers and regular live music. We always recommend booking ahead for lunch or dinner - call 01665 511852 to arrange your booking.
The Pavilion Café is a peaceful place to relax and unwind whilst drinking in the fabulous view of the Grand Cascade. You’ll find an ever-changing lunch menu with a tasty range of new one-pot hot dishes that reflect the harvest of the season. You'll also find homemade soup, sandwiches and salads, all using locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. We serve great cakes, scones and cookies to enjoy with your speciality coffee or tea and there are also great options for children.
Garden Shop and Plant Centre
The Garden Shop works with local producers to showcase the very best of Northumbrian produce and wares. It’s a great place to shop for gifts, with beautiful books, homeware and picnicware, as well as distinctive accessories and jewellery. In an ever-changing exhibition, there are beautiful examples of local art. You’ll also find toys, puppets, games and lots of things to occupy creative children, as well as things to tempt them outdoors to garden or learn more about nature. There are also lots of small pocket-money treats.
The Plant Centre is the perfect place to come for a souvenir for your garden, with a wide selection of roses, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, climbers and alpines for you to take away. Here you can literally take a part of The Garden away with you in the form of a plant!
The Alnwick Garden was designed to be as accessible as possible for wheelchair users - even the ropebridges of the Treehouse are fully accessible.
A free car park for Blue Badge-holders is available at The Garden just off Denwick Lane. It is advised that disabled visitors to Alnwick Castle also use this car park and enter the Castle via the pathway through Bowburn Park (the picnic area between the Castle and The Garden).
Mobility scooter and manual wheelchair hire
Free wheelchair or mobility scooter hire is available but please book in advance by calling 01665 511350. Accessible route maps are also available from admissions.
Guide dogs are permitted in The Garden and in Alnwick Castle.
The Treehouse's ropebridges and walkways are fully accessible by wheelchair. The upper level of the Treehouse Restaurant (the Nest and the rooftop viewing point) is unfortunately not accessible to wheelchair users.
There are accessible toilets in the Pavilion and the Treehouse Restaurant.
For full ticket information and to book discounted tickets online, please visit www.alnwickgarden.com.
Tickets can also be bought in admissions on the day of your visit. For group enquiries (for 14 people or more) please call 01665 511184.
By car: The Alwnick Garden is just off the A1 at Alnwick, approximately 40 miles north of Newcastle. The Garden is clearly signposted, just follow the signs.
By bus: There are regular bus services connecting Alnwick with Newcastle and surrounding areas.
By train: Alnmouth is 4 miles away and the closest railway station, a bus or taxi can be taken from the station.