Group Visits

The Alnwick Garden is a destination of choice for tens of thousands of UK and international visitors, many who return year after year.  We welcome and accommodate visitors from Europe, America and Asia and provide translated literature and tours for as many people as we can.

Our Garden is fully accessible, being one of the first UK Tourist destinations to be promoted on the Visit England Accessibility Guide.

Our reputation overseas is of an inclusive, accommodating venue and we are proud to have worked with a huge amount of group tour operators for many years.

 

Tours of The Alnwick Garden

There is no other garden like this in the country.  The Poison Garden is packed with deadly and sometimes familiar plants.  All visitors to the Poison Garden are forbidden to taste, touch or smell the plants, but do not worry our expert guides will accompany you whilst revealing myths and legends, along with facts from science and history.  Poison Garden tickets can be reserved for groups.

 

Refreshments

Whether you want to grab a quick bite to eat or a dining experience you’ll never forget, we can cater for all tastes and budgets, with discounted packages available for groups.

The Treehouse
The Treehouse’s wobbly rope bridges, wooden walkways, twinkling lights and roaring log fire provide a magical dining experience.

The Dishy Fishy
Our new Dishy Fishy Chip Shop offers a selection of traditional chip shop favourites.

The Pavilion Cafe
With a sweeping panorama of The Garden and it’s spectacular Grand Cascade, our Pavilion Café, offers a wide selection of lunches, cakes and beverages.

 

Group Organisers / Coach Drivers

The Drop off and Pick up point is only a 2-minute walk from the main Garden entrance, with free wheelchair or mobility scooter hire available (subject to availability).  Please state your requirements at the time of booking.  Accessible route maps are available from admissions or you can visit https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/alnwick-garden

Your driver and party will benefit from the following:

  • Discounted admission rates
  • Fast track entry into the garden
  • Free entry for organiser
  • Free entry for coach driver
  • Free entry for Blue Badge Guide
  • Free meal voucher for coach driver and Blue Badge Guide
  • 10% discount in the Retail Shop
  • Coach drop-off and pick-up
  • Free Coach parking
  • Free mobility scooter and wheelchair hire

 

Useful info and the area

Alnwick is an historic market town with cobbled streets, local independent traders and has so much to see and do.

Within a 5 minute stroll from The Garden you will find yourselves amongst shops, restaurants, coffee shops and galleries all operated by local, independent traders.  But it’s not all just eating and shopping…..

  • Alnwick is home to Barter Books, the largest second-hand book shop in the UK located in a Victorian Railway station, originally opened in 1887. It was here that in 2000, an original WW2 “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster was discovered which has since turned into an international design phenomenon.
  • The Bailiffgate Museum is a peoples museum, showcasing the vast history of Alnwick and it’s surrounding villages throughout the ages. It has been recognised as one of the 25 best places in the country for early years children to visit and there are plenty of dressing up clothes, hands on activities and quirky stories to capture kid’s (and big kids!) imaginations.
  • Alnwick has also hosted a monthly farmer’s market for hundreds of years and still boasts a variety of local traders selling everything from cakes to candles and pottery to pies.

Enhance your visit

  • Take a tour of the garden
  • Reserve Poison Garden tickets
  • Pre-book refreshments at a discounted price
  • Arrange to have your tickets waiting at the Coach Drop-Off Point
  • A warm welcome from our Visitor Welcome Team as they jump on board and let you know what is happening on the day of your visit
  • Add the Alnwick Castle to your booking

 

With so much to see and do, Alnwick is a hugely popular destination for visitors from both near and far.

2018 Group Booking Form

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