An ominous warning greets visitors as they approach the gates of The Alnwick Garden. Even its gardeners require head to toe protection while tending to its plants. Visitors can observe the plants all they want, but are strongly advised not to touch. That’s because The Alnwick Garden is the deadliest in the world.
The clue is on the imposing, black iron gates that lead visitors into the garden. Its uprights are intertwined with decorative vines and leaves. But it bears a message flanking a skull and crossbones. A stark warning to anyone who is brave enough to enter Alnwick, the world’s deadliest garden.
The garden is kept in good order to receive visitors. However, its groundsman looks as though he is more prepared for nuclear disaster than for merely pruning plants and plucking weeds. His job is a challenging one, and he can tell you what will happen if you get too close to the vegetation.