Educational Visits

Education and Enterprise

We run a variety of educational activites for young people and children.  Our activities are inspiring, inclusive and give your students the opportunity to learn in a place of beauty.

For further information please send us an email.


Roots and Shoots

Schools Workshop

A great workshop for anyone wanting to learn more about vegetable growing. The Roots and Shoots workshops are taught in small groups by our expert gardeners.

The Roots and Shoots programme is designed to target young people who are most at risk of early childhood obesity and disadvantage. The young people we work with are taught the skills to help them take responsibility for tending to their own plots, preparing and sowing seeds as well as planting and nurturing. This programme is supported by the NHS with educational and interactive sessions to engage and inform young people about the importance of a healthy, balanced and active lifestyle.

Drugs Education

The Drug’s Education programme aims to work with children and young people to help give them the knowledge to understand the risks associated with drug and alcohol use to change their attitudes and behaviour towards alcohol and drugs, whilst empowering them to make informed decisions. Sessions can be tailored appropriately to suit various ages, or can include any particular topics that schools want to cover.


For further information or to book any of our Educational programmes please send us an email

The Alnwick Garden Opening Hours

* Please note that the below times are for The Alnwick Garden daytime opening hours only - Halloween evening events, The Winter Light Trail and The Treehouse are all subject to individual opening hours, which can be found on the relevant pages on our website *

Please note that outside of  Northumberland school holidays we will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays as of 1st November 2021 – 31st March 2022 (with the exception of evenings during the light trail - please see Christmas page for further details)

1st – 28th November 2021

10:00 – 16:00 (Last Admission 15:00)

29th November 2021 – 3rd January 2022
10:00 – 15:30 (Last Admission 14:30)

CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day (open Boxing Day evening for light trail)

Tuesday 4th January 2022 – Thursday 3rd February 2022
CLOSED for essential maintenance

4th February 2022 – 31st March 2022
10:00 – 16:00 (Last Admission 15:00)