The Alnwick Garden
Things to do in Northumberland Scottish Borders
Gardens in Scotland
This garden is now one of the star attractions of Northumberland. In its first year it attracted over 300,000 visitors. The centrepiece is the Grand Cascade, but the Rose Garden and the ornamental garden are a joy to behold throughout the year.
The Garden attracts around ½ million visitors each year.
The rose "The Alnwick Rose" was launched by David Austin at Chelsea 2001. It blooms May – October, filling the air with its raspberry scent in June.
Private - Charitable Trust
Registered Charity number 1095435
Situation – OS ref: NU 190135
How to get there:
By car: Leave the A1 road about one mile north of Alnwick and follow the clearly signposted route.
By public transport: Regular bus services between Alnwick, Berwick and Newcastle.
The junction is signposted Alnwick, Denwick and is the first Alnwick junction you come to if heading from the borders and the second if you are heading from the south.
Seasonal opening details:
Winter Opening (5th February - 27th March)
Sunday to Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-7pm
Spring/Summer Opening (28th March - 31st August)
Monday to Saturday, 10am-7pm Sunday, 10am-5pm
The Pavilion Café is open at weekends during Garden opening hours, except during February half term when it will be open daily.
Facilities and Features:
The Grand Cascade
The Rose Garden
The Ornamental Garden
The Tree House and Cafe
The Poison Garden
The Serpent Garden
Garden team and Volunteers on duty to help with questions
New for 2012 - Unlock The Alnwick Garden
All non-promotional day tickets to The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick Castle, and combined tickets to both attractions purchased from 31st March can be validated for unlimited free visits during opening hours for 12 months from date of purchase.
The Alnwick Garden
Concession (students and aged 60+): £11.90
Child (5-16 years): £4.40
Family (2 + 2, 3, 4): £33
Concession: (students and aged 60+)£12.00
Child (5-16 years)£7.30
Child (0-4 years)FREE
Family (2 + 2, 3, 4)£37.00
Car Park (per car)£3.50
Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden combined
Concession (students and aged 60+): £22.70
Child (5-16 years, under-5s free): £10.40
Family (2 + 2, 3, 4): £65.00
Car parking is £3.50 per car.
Tel: 01665 511350
Woodland walks and views of the River Aln.
The Woodland Walk is part of The Alnwick Garden and visitors need an admission ticket to enjoy this area.
Alnwick Castle is a completely separate attraction. An Alnwick Garden ticket doesn’t give admission to any other attraction in Alnwick.
Other Alnwick attractions nearby are Barter Books, Baliffsgate Museum and House of Hardy.
Ample car and coach parking. Charged - £2 for Cars.
Disabled Parking close to entrance.
Car park is FREE to visitors to The Alnwick Garden.
Full wheelchair access to the Garden, Shop Garden Cafe and Toilets.
Disability Dogs welcome.
Wheelchairs available, but MUST be pre-booked (01665 511350)
Full wheelchair access to The Garden, The Pavilion and Visitor Centre including cafes, shops and toilets.
The Treehouse including The Roost, the Treehouse shop and the aerial walkways are wheelchair and pushchair accessible.
Access dogs are still very welcome in all areas of The Garden.
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Places to stay nearby:
Local towns and villages:
Berwick upon Tweed
The Alnwick Garden, Scotland