Jane, Duchess of Northumberland commissioned the Belgian landscape designers Jacques and Peter Wirtz to design the gardens in 1997. Covering 42 acres, the gardens were opened to the public in 2001.
The most popular feature of the garden is the Poison Garden. Filled with poisonous plants, this area of the garden is also used for drug education.
There’s an Alnwick Garden route planner on their website where you can choose which part of the garden you want to visit. Here are some of the different areas: Bamboo labyrinth, Serpent Garden, Rose Garden, Grand Cascade, Ornamental Garden, Cherry Blossom Orchard and the Poison Garden.
Alnwick Gardens is separate from the Castle and belongs to a charitable trust. If you wish to visit Alnwick Castle, you will need to buy a separate ticket.
The gardens are open from March until October but check the website for details