Drugs Education

The Drugs Education Programme aims to give young people the opportunity to develop their knowledge , skills and understanding about drugs and alcohol, empowering them to reach their full potential in society.

Through the Poison Garden Tours complemented by interactive fact based sessions and outreach delivery into schools and youth groups, the Programme will dispel myths and provide facts around both legal and illegal substances to reduce the risks associated with their use.

To build upon this increased knowledge the Programme will also offer to engage young people in sessions and activities that will give them the skills and confidence to improve decision making, resist pressure from peers, consider safer options and make informed choices about drugs and alcohol.

To find out more about the Drugs Education Programme 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)