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

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David Watkinson Sculpture Exhibition

  • 14 January — 1 April 2015 *on now

The first in what we hope to be a long series of resident artists in The Alnwick Garden, David Watkinson is one of the UK’s foremost kinetic artists, concentrating his work on nature’s form, shape and energy, engineering parts of his sculptures to illustrate laws of physics.

Sponsored by AON, seven sculptures, which symbolise Nature’s evolution, harmony and drama, and exemplify David’s exploitation of symmetry, light and movement, are on display throughout The Alnwick Garden.

The Garden, which itself incorporates a range of water features demonstrating the influence of physics in the natural world and has been sculpted to optimise the visual and dynamic impact of its florae, provides a complimentary backdrop to these progressive pieces.

Depicting seed pods, leaves, fruit, gravity and water, the sculptures have been made using materials such as steel, aluminium and cold-cast bronze.

For more information about David and his sculpture visit:

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Normal admission charges apply.


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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.

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.