I was strolling through Atlas Obscura earlier today and found a strange entry that I thought qualified for Weirdness Wednesdays – Alnwick Poison Gardens – These Plants Can Kill You – Weirdness Wednesdays July 3, 2019: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/alnwick-poison-gardens. Some of the plants can kill you by sniffing them, or at a minimum knock you out.
A few years back I was at the Sedgwick County Zoo – https://scz.org/ and I saw a warning in one of the exhibits that said don’t touch the plants as some are poisonous.
Official Website: www.alnwickgarden.com
Visiting the Garden: https://www.alnwickgarden.com/visiting/visitor-information/
Visit The Alnwick Garden in 2019
1st February – 28th March 10am – 4pm Daily
29th March – 2rd November 10am-6pm Daily
** LATE NIGHT OPENING – 20TH JULY – 1ST SEPTEMBER WE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 8pm **
2019 Ticket prices for The Alnwick Garden
Tickets to visit The Alnwick Garden include admission to the walled garden, the Woodland Walk and the Treehouse.
Gate Price (without gift aid)
Gate Price (with gift aid)
Tickets for those aged 17 – 59
Tickets for students over the age of 17 in possession of student ID or those over 60
Tickets for children aged 5 – 16
Tickets for children aged 4 or under
Ticket to cover two adults and up to four children aged 5 -16
Free tickets for those assisting someone who requires care while they visit. Tickets can be collected on arrival from either admissions or the hub
Validate your Alnwick Castle tickets in visitor admissions for unlimited free visits during opening hours for 12 months. For 12 months admission to The Alnwick Garden CLICK HERE to find out more about becoming a Friend of The Alnwick Garden.
Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/alnwick-poison-gardens (same as link above)
Facebook (website, search, or blog page): https://www.facebook.com/alnwickgarden/
Google Maps: Google Maps Poison Garden
Pinterest: Alnwick Poison Garden (may have to dig through a lot of images)
Twitch channel or search: No listing located https://www.twitch.tv/
Vimeo channel or search: No listing located https://vimeo.com/
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/alnwick-castle-northumberland?sort_by=elites_desc (mentioned in the link)
YouTube channel or search: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Alnwick+Poison+Garden (search)
Past Weirdness Wednesdays Posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/weirdness-wednesdays/