Accessibility

The Alnwick Garden was designed to be as accessible as possible, from the earliest plans the duchess has been clear that the Alnwick Garden is for everyone.

Through The Alnwick Garden Trust’s charitable programmes we encourage our community into The Garden, providing year round activities to address many of the issues faced by those living with additional needs or growing old in a rural area. Accessibility is at our heart, we have smooth solid surfaces, wheelchair accessible routes, award winning toilets and even the ropebridges of the Treehouse are fully accessible. Below is a list of ways in which The Alnwick Garden can support your visit, for additional information please speak to a member of our team by calling 01665 511350 and choosing option 1.

Visitors with a disability are entitled to concession prices and free access for a carer if needed.

Please click here to read our accessibility guide.

Childrens’ activities

We  welcome children of all abilities to join in with craft activities, and necessary help or modification will be provided to ensure they are fully included.

Car Parking

A free car park for Blue Badge-holders is available at The Garden just off Denwick Lane. It is advised that disabled visitors to Alnwick Castle also use this car park and enter the Castle via the pathway through Bowburn Park (the picnic area between the Castle and The Garden).

Mobility scooter and manual wheelchair hire

Free wheelchair or mobility scooter hire is available but please book in advance by calling 01665 511350. Accessible route maps are also available from admissions.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted in The Garden.

Treehouse

The Treehouse’s ropebridges and walkways are fully accessible by wheelchair. The upper level of the Treehouse Restaurant (the Nest and the rooftop viewing point) is unfortunately not accessible to wheelchair users.

Toilets

There are accessible toilets throughout the site, including the Treehouse.

The Alnwick Garden Closures

The Alnwick Garden Closure

Happy new year!

Please note that The Alnwick Garden is currently closed for essential maintenance.

 

ELDERBERRIES PROGRAMMES

Happy New year to you all. Just to let you know that The Elderberries Programme is open as usual from today after our festive break.

Please consider taking a lateral flow test prior to attending your sessions with us, and do not attend if you feel unwell with covid symptoms.

We will continue to update our website/facebook page and emails with any changes in restrictions over the coming weeks.

We look forward to seeing you soon

The Elderberries Team

The Drop-in will re-open at 11am on Thursday 27th January 2022 to welcome everyone back and will be open as usual from that date. Every Thursday, Friday and Sunday 11am-4PM’, we look forward to seeing you then

THE TREEHOUSE RESTAURANT WILL BE CLOSED FOR ANNUAL WINTER MAINTENANCE FROM MONDAY 3RD JANUARY - SUNDAY 30TH JANUARY

 

 

THE ALNWICK GARDEN OPENING HOURS

3rd February 2022 – 31st March 2022

10:00 – 16:00 (Last Admission 15:00)