We are a charity

The Alnwick Garden's charitable activities are managed by The Alnwick Garden Trust - enabling The Garden to become not just a beautiful place to visit, but also the inspiration for authentic change.

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The Alnwick Garden is more than a garden, it is a registered charity that places people at its heart, whether they be individuals or part of a community. As well as standing for contemporary gardening excellence, The Garden stimulates change through play, learning, the arts, healthy activity, addressing disability and the economic renaissance of a rural community.

The Alnwick Garden Trust, which manages and delivers The Garden's community projects, is dedicated to providing an exciting and varied programme that benefits people of all ages and backgrounds. The projects aim to engage with people in an authentic way, and the Trust listens carefully to participants' needs and interests, allowing them to shape and grow the programmes. These projects reflect our charitable aims, which have been at the core of what The Garden has hoped to achieve since the beginning of its development:

  • Cultivating curious minds
  • Inspiring activity and well-being
  • Encouraging play
  • Transforming the landscape
  • Addressing disability
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Offering arts experiences to all

The Trust also continues to work towards the completion of The Garden itself. The provision of further features and specialised garden areas will not only provide a venue for more programmes and activities, but will also encourage The Garden to continue to be one of the most frequently visited attractions in the North East region, providing jobs and attracting tourism to Alnwick and the region as a whole.

The Alnwick Garden Trust is registered charity number 1095435. Please find below our Board of Trustees:

  • Her Grace, the Duchess of Northumberland
  • Jonathan Blackie (Chairman)
  • Tim Collins
  • Christopher Lendrum

Please click here to download our 2011-2012 annual review.

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The Alnwick Garden is more than a garden, it is a registered charity that places people at its heart, whether they be individuals or part of a community. As well as standing for contemporary gardening excellence, The Garden stimulates change through play, learning, the arts, healthy activity, addressing disability and the economic renaissance of a rural community.

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