Alnwick Garden

Alnwick Garden
Denwick Lane
NE66 1YU


Treehouse Restaurant



The Alnwick Garden

01665 511350

The Treehouse Restaurant

01665 511852

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Grand Cascade

One of the world’s most contemporary gardens, The Alnwick Garden’s enchanting landscape offers adventure and intrigue in the heart of Northumberland.

Scale the treetops in Europe’s largest wooden treehouse, lose yourself in the mysterious Bamboo Labyrinth, steal through the Poison Garden or gaze upon the Grand Cascade.

Transformed across seasons, no two days in the garden are ever the same, as it greets all visitors with a cacophony of colour and geometric designs, including a traditional ornamental garden and innovative water sculptures, as well as a varied programmes of music, arts, theatre and interaction.

A garden with a purpose, The Alnwick Garden is a registered charity (No.1095435) that places people at the forefront of all of its activities.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Summer season
31st March - 3rd November
Open daily, 10am - 6pm

Winter season
4th November - 3rd March
Open daily, 12pm - 6pm

Admission charges

Adult: £13.75
Concession: £11.90
Child over 5: £4.40
Child 5 and under: free
Family: £33.00

Adult: £7.70
Concession: £5.83
Child over 5: £2.42
Child 5 and under: free
Family: £17.60

Car Park (per car) £3.00

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Glass in The Garden

Glass in The Garden

  • 10 November 2014 — 4 January 2015 *on now

Glass in The Garden – A Unique Creative Partnership between The Alnwick Garden and The National Glass Centre Sunderland

Visitors to The Alnwick Garden and The National Glass Centre have made 1000 glass baubles as part of a unique project to create a beautiful glass installation within The Garden. These baubles are now being gathered together to create the installation for public view at The Alnwick Garden from October half-term.
This stunning creation was unveiled on October 23rd in a special ceremony and was attended by the people who blew a bauble. It is now on view for the enjoyment of all visitors Come along and see for yourself this magnificent and original glass monument.


Usual garden admission applies


North East Pole

Father Christmas in The Alnwick Garden

  • 15 — 19 December 2014 *on now
  • 20 — 24 December 2014

Christmas is coming and the kids want to get out
So book The Alnwick Garden and they won’t scream and shout
Come and meet Santa and the naughty elves too
A fun filled day out for them and for you.

Meet Father Christmas and his busy troupe of elves in his magical grotto, hidden within the Water Tower where each child receives a traditional gift.

£10 per child (including admission)
Normal admission applies for adults

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th December 3pm - 6pm

We are fully booked for 29th and 30th November, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December.

To book please call 01665 511354

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


£10 per child normal garden entry applies for adults


Christmas Market

Christmas Market in The Alnwick Garden

  • 20 — 21 December 2014

Fill your Christmas stockings with unique and eclectic delights from around the region. Hand picked by The Alnwick Garden, the market hosts a selection of handmade, artisan and traditional gifts, and offers shoppers the chance to indulge in festive nibbles and live caroling.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Free for the market but normal admission if you would like to go into The Garden.



Willow Lantern Making

  • 20 — 21 December 2014

Make a beautiful enchanted willow lantern with Santa's elves. Keep your ticket and lanterns, and join our lantern parade on Sunday 21st December at 5pm.

Lanterns will cost £3.50 each, and will include all the materials and guidance needed. Tickets for the lantern making workshops can be purchased in advance or on the day in admissions.

Sessions will run four times over the selected days at: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.00pm and 4.30pm.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£3.50 per lantern and normal garden entry applies


Reindeer Food

Budding Artists: Reindeer Food

  • 20 — 24 December 2014

Budding Artists: Reindeer Food | 12.00 - 4.00pm

Leaving a carrot out for Santa's hungry reindeer is so last season. Visit our reindeer food bar and mix a magic bag of morsels carefully balanced for every member of Santa's sleigh squad.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal Garden entry applies


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Workshops and Tours for Schools

A school visit to The Alnwick Garden can include a workshop or tour led by The Garden’s own education team. At certain times of the year, like Science Month in March and Play Week in June, there are pre-programmed activities that schools can sign up for. Lots of our Roots and Shoots activities can be adapted and programmed especially for your group. Look at our What’s On pages, and if you see something you’d like to do, call us to arrange a session.

How to obtain

Please call 01665 511350 to make your booking.

Alnwick Garden School Tours

Be guided around The Alnwick Garden by an enthusiastic guide. The tour includes the history of the site, the making of The Alnwick Garden and our future plans for development.

How to obtain

£3.50 per pupil, including admission
Teacher/carer – 1 free per 10 pupils
Additional adult - £6.25, including admission
*must be 18 or under and in full time education
The tour is suitable for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3, and for a group of 20 pupils. Larger groups will be divided into 2 groups. It is subject to availability and must be booked in advance. Please call 01665 511350 to make your booking.

Science, Design and Technology Visit

Consider the design of The Pavilion and Visitor Centre, The Treehouse and the Bamboo Labyrinth, thinking about the use of materials and environmental issues.

How to obtain

Please call 01665 511350 to make your booking.