About the Trust

The Alnwick Garden is a charity – any surplus from running the Garden is re-invested into improving and developing The Alnwick Garden for the future.

Your Alnwick Garden – for everyone, always. 

A gift in your Will can help support our community programme and enhance our unique landscape, ensuring that we will always be here to enrich local lives. 

We appreciate any donations towards our Community Programmes. Around half the costs are funded by a portion of the ticket fees, but the programmes are in high demand and we would love to do more.

If you are interested in supporting our Community Programme with a gift, sponsorship or would consider leaving us a gift in your will, please contact Jayne Edwards on jayne.edwards@alnwickgarden.com.

Gifts, however large or small make a huge difference to the Community Work we do and to helping us achieve our vision of creating opportunities and enriching lives through Alnwick Garden.


Visitors appreciate the help of a welcoming and informative host when they enter The Garden.



Pre-arranged groups regularly enjoy a guided tour with a volunteer, who will be able to give them more detail about The Garden and show them aspects which they might otherwise overlook.



You don’t need to be an expert. Even if you don’t have green fingers, you can join our enthusiastic and friendly gardening team to help maintain the various areas of this wonderful garden with the guidance of the full-time gardening staff.


Poison Garden Guiding

Horrible history at its best! As a Poison Garden Guide you will explain the reasons why visitors need by wary of smelling, tasting or even touching various plants within this intriguing section of the garden.


Budding Artists

They say, if the kids are happy, the parents are happy and our Budding Artists programme does just that. If you got your Blue Peter Badge or watched endless repeats of Art Attack, you are just the person we are looking for. Oodles of glitter, glue and the compulsory yoghurt pots are provided.



If your soul yearns for a ‘good cup of tea’, we always need help with office administration. You’ll have to fight us for the biscuits though!


Charity Work

The Alnwick Garden Trust is a registered charity and there are three community programmes and activities that fall under the charity umbrella. There may be volunteer opportunities within these areas for established volunteers.

Volunteers Committee

The Volunteers are a fully constituted body with an elected Committee and a Chair, who have had an important role in The Garden from the beginning.

Volunteer Application Form

To join us fill in the Volunteer Application Form. You can return this by email or by hand to the Gardener’s Cottage at The Alnwick Garden (info@alnwickgarden.com). Hard copies of the above mentioned documents are available via the Gardener’s Cottage. We can’t wait to see you!