Behind the locked gates of the Poison Garden, guides share tales of deadly plants. Myths and legends are uncovered, along with facts from science and history.

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Some familiar plants...

Also grown within the guarded confines of the Poison Garden are many other plants which are easily recognisable by even the most reluctant gardener, for many killers grow in your own back yard.

Foxgloves, belladonna, poppies, laburnam and varieties of aquilegia thrive among the rarefied atmosphere of the Poison Garden. Those who work here treat the plants with the utmost respect, wearing gloves when working with them.

The warning on the gates, 'These Plants May Kill' should not be taken lightly by anyone, for with familiarity comes contempt, and from contempt - danger.