Young Gardeners

Our Young Gardeners Programme supports young people with additional needs and their families, providing an inclusive and accessible gardening programme.

We develop and nurture the gardening skills of our beneficiaries as well as providing the opportunity to develop friendships and social groups.

For a number of young people with additional needs, they attend a school that is not close to home which can result in them feeling isolated, this means they can find it difficult to build and maintain friendships and strong bonds with their peers outside of school.

This programme gives our participants the opportunity to meet with like-minded people and learn new skills as well as developing new connections.

Families meet once a month on a weekend, which allows parents to share ideas, socialise and support each other.  This programme is much more than simply teaching young people how to grow vegetables and plants, it helps to grow strong and lasting friendships and relationships too.

To find out more 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 *

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)