Group Visits

All Welcome at The Alnwick Garden

The Alnwick Garden is a destination of choice for tens of thousands of UK and international visitors, many who return year after year. We welcome and accommodate visitors from Europe, America and Asia and provide translated literature and tours for as many people as we can.

Our Garden is fully accessible, being one of the first UK Tourist destinations to be promoted on the Visit England Accessibility Guide.

Our reputation overseas is of an inclusive, accommodating venue and we are proud to have worked with a huge amount of group tour operators for many years.

Tours of The Alnwick Garden

There is no other garden like this in the country.  The Poison Garden is packed with deadly and sometimes familiar plants.  All visitors to the Poison Garden are forbidden to taste, touch or smell the plants, but do not worry, our expert guides will accompany you whilst revealing myths and legends along with facts from science and history.  Poison Garden tickets can be reserved for groups.


Our aim at The Alnwick Garden is to inspire and engage children of all ages through a variety of unique and exciting workshops. These take place outside so appropriate clothing must be worn for all types of weather.

Guided Tour with Garden Volunteer £2.00pp
Guided Tour with Gardener £3.00pp
Guided Tour with Head Gardener £300 per group

Exclusive Gardening Experience £27.50pp inclusive of admission.


Whether you want to grab a quick bite to eat or enjoy a dining experience you’ll never forget, we can cater for all tastes and budgets with discounted packages available for groups.

The Treehouse

The Treehouse’s wooden walkways, twinkling lights and roaring log fire provide a magical dining experience.

The Pavilion Cafe

With a sweeping panorama of The Garden and its spectacular Grand Cascade, our Pavilion Café offers a wide selection of lunches, cakes and beverages.

Group Organisers / Coach Drivers

The Drop off and Pick up point is only a 2-minute walk from the main Garden entrance, with free wheelchair or mobility scooter hire available (subject to availability).  Please state your requirements at the time of booking.  Accessible route maps are available from admissions or you can visit https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/alnwick-garden

Your driver and party will benefit from the following:

  • Discounted admission rates
  • Fast track entry into The Garden
  • Free entry for organiser
  • Free entry for coach driver
  • Free entry for Blue Badge Guide
  • Free meal voucher for coach driver and Blue Badge Guide
  • 10% discount in the Retail Shop
  • Coach drop-off and pick-up
  • Free Coach parking
  • Free mobility scooter and wheelchair hire

Useful info and the area

Alnwick is an historic market town with cobbled streets, local independent traders and has so much to see and do.

Within a 5 minute stroll from The Garden you will find yourselves amongst shops, restaurants, coffee shops and galleries all operated by local, independent traders.  But it’s not all just eating and shopping…

  • Alnwick is home to Barter Books, the largest second-hand book shop in the UK located in the Victorian Railway station originally opened in 1887. It was here that in 2000 an original WW2 “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster was discovered which has since turned into an international design phenomenon.
  • The Bailiffgate Museum is a people’s museum, showcasing the vast history of Alnwick and its surrounding villages throughout the ages. It has been recognised as one of the 25 best places in the country for early years children to visit and there are plenty of dressing-up clothes, hands-on activities and quirky stories to capture kid’s (and big kids!!) imaginations.
  • Alnwick has also hosted a monthly farmers’ market for hundreds of years and still boasts a variety of local traders selling everything from cakes to candles and pottery to pies.

Enhance your visit
  • Take a tour of The Garden
  • Reserve Poison Garden tickets
  • Pre-book refreshments at a discounted price
  • Add the Alnwick Castle to your booking


With so much to see and do, Alnwick is a hugely popular destination for visitors from both near and far.


To make a booking to visit The Alnwick Garden please download a form below and return it by email
Volunteer Tour
£2.00 per person
Gardener’s Tour
£3.00 Per Person
Head Gardener’s Tour
£275 per group