Experience The Alnwick Garden's hidden gem - our Roots and Shoots vegetable garden, a teaching garden within the walls of an old kitchen garden. The Roots and Shoots project is an integral part of our learning philosophy; nurturing seeds of interest and helping them grow.
The garden is tended by our own gardeners along with visiting schools and families, to allow children and adults alike to learn and experience self-sufficiency by growing their own food. Our experts are on hand to provide advice and lead workshops, allowing you to gain an insight into the innovative and traditional growing methods in use.
This is the seventh year of The Alnwick Garden's Roots and Shoots programme, and we're offering an inspiring range of activities and programmes for the whole family. New for this year, come and see the bees working inside our two beehives. We are also running tours of the Roots and Shoots garden every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer.
The programmes run within the Roots and Shoots Garden are much more than simply a collection of courses and classes, they inspire people of all ages and abilities to become a part of The Alnwick Garden;
"One of the greatest pleasures of being involved with The Alnwick Garden is knowing that so many people come away from it having learned something valuable. The Garden is very much a working one and I’m delighted that its dedicated, expert and passionate staff are able to share their expertise with the rest of the world. There’s something for everyone, and a huge variety of skills, knowledge and, above all, fun. It’s the kind of fun that’ll stay with you for the rest of your life”.
--Jane Northumberland, Trustee, The Alnwick Garden Trust