Filming and Photography

Built to be unconventional, The Alnwick Garden is a unique, contemporary garden in the heart of Northumberland. Lose yourself in the mysterious Bamboo Labyrinth, explore the perils of The Poison Garden or gaze upon the Grand Cascade. Transformed across seasons, no two days in The Garden are ever the same. The Garden’s history is still honoured through the traditional Ornamental Garden and mesmerising Rose Garden.

Lilidorei is home to a magical village full of 9 clans and the largest play structure in the world.

The Alnwick Garden has been the location for all kinds of television productions – from small community projects and student assignments to documentaries and live outside broadcasts.

We receive many requests from broadcasters and TV production companies and look at each of these requests on a case-by-case basis to ensure your request fits around the operation of The Alnwick Garden and Lilidorei.

The Alnwick Garden includes:

The Sage Wealth Management Grand Cascade
The Treehouse
The Poison Garden
The Serpent Garden
The Bamboo Labyrinth
The Rose Garden
The Ornamental Garden
The Cherry Orchard
The Pond
Hepworth Lawn
Water Tower
The Pavilion
Oldest Tree
Lilidorei at The Alnwick Garden

Arranging a site visit

We would always recommend that a site visit is conducted by the production company, even if you feel that you are familiar with The Alnwick Garden. During a visit, you will be guided around The Garden or Lilidorei by a member of the Marketing Team, who will be able to answer any questions that you may have.

Please contact our Marketing Team to arrange a visit.

Due to the nature of The Alnwick Garden and Lilidorei, there are a number of conditions for filming and photography.  We will need to receive the following documentation:

  • Completed drone flying form if a drone will be used.
  • Proof of Public Liability Insurance, valid for the entire time you shall be working at The Alnwick Garden or Lilidorei. 

All film crews/photographers must be accompanied by a member of The Alnwick Garden staff at all times.

The Alnwick Garden is a breath-taking and evolving garden that continues to be for all.

Behind the scenes of the picturesque water features, Poison Garden, Labyrinth, and many other wonderful experiences, there is a hard-working charity that seeks to support those in our community who need it most.  Using the proceeds from The Garden to maintain the site, and more fundamentally to deliver on our charitable objectives, The Alnwick Garden strive to reduce social isolation, improve well-being and support our most vulnerable community members. Click here for more information out what we do.

As such we ask for a fee for filming and these are based on the individual requirements of each project. To find out more, contact our Marketing Team. 

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about filming at The Alnwick Garden or Lilidorei, please email