Annual Pass Booking Portal

After careful consideration we have made the decision to limit our daily visitor numbers, as well as introducing timed entry slots to reduce potential queuing on entry to The Garden.

We ask that you thoroughly read the below guidelines to familiarise yourself with any changes ahead of your visit:

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  • Please ensure you arrive at your selected time with both your booking confirmation and your Friends membership card. We will not be able to admit you into The Garden without these items or if you arrive earlier/later than the time specified on your booking confirmation.
  • There will be limited toilet facilities available, these will be cleaned every 20 minutes for your safety.
  • Within The Garden you are free to move around at your leisure, however, the onus is on you to ensure that you and your family exercise the 2 metre rule. Please be respectful of others space and safety.
  • We have hand sanitiser available across the site. Please feel free to use this as and when you deem necessary.
  • We will be allowing picnics on site. If you have any litter please make sure you dispose of it responsibly or take it home with you. Littering puts both visitors and staff at risk.
  • The Poison Garden will be open, but we are unfortunately unable to offer guided tours. Instead, you can learn about what’s in the Poison Garden using a QR code reader app on your smart phone, or by purchasing one of our Poison Garden books available in our Gift Shop.
  • Our swinging benches are being thoroughly sanitised twice a day. If you do wish to use the swinging benches please utilise the sanitisers available at the top of the Cherry Orchard before and after use.
  • At this time our children’s tractors will be unavailable. We will be using this as an opportunity to send them off for an MOT and a full valet so they’re all set for next season!
  • The Alnwick Garden is currently a cashless site. We will only be accepting card payment in the Pavilion Kitchen, The Bakery, The Pinery Gift Shop and the Plant Centre.
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  • Within The Garden you are free to move around at your leisure, however, the onus is on you to ensure that you and your family exercise the 2 metre rule.
  • Masks must be worn in all indoor spaces (unless exempt).
  • For the safety of all our guests, only assistance dogs are allowed into The Garden. We also strongly advise that you do not bring your pet on hot days as we cannot guarantee parking will be available in suitable shaded areas. ‘Happy Hounds’, located in close proximity to The Garden, offer a day care boarding service to Garden visitors for a small fee, booking is essential: 01665 572425

Booking Your Ticket

We have set aside a proportion of each day’s ticket allocation specifically for Friends. This allocation has been calculated using the average percentage of Friends who visit us on a normal day.

If you are unable to book a slot on your preferred date or the time, please do not be disheartened as we are attempting to allocate access to The Garden fairly for all visitors. We feel that we would not be true to our core values as a community charity if we did not offer everyone the chance to experience The Garden during this time. Please also remember that booking slots are non transferable, so think carefully before choosing the date and time of your visit.

Thank you again for your understanding during this time. To book your visit slots, please click the link below:

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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 *

1st – 30th October
10:00 – 17:00 (last admission 16:00)

31st October
10:00 - 16:00 (last admission 15:00)

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)