alnwick poison gardens


The Alnwick Poison Garden is a gated garden located inside The Alnwick Garden adjacent to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England. This gated garden features a number of intoxicating and poisonous plants, such as nux vomica, the source of strychnine. This poison is often used to kill small mammals but has also been used by a number of murderers. The garden consists of approximately 100 deadly plants and has a number of warning signs to not touch or even small the plants, with the majority being caged.


The Alnwick Garden is a complex of formal gardens adjacent to Alnwick Castle in the town of Alnwick, Northumberland, England.  The poison garden features intoxicating and poisonous plants. Species of the Poison Garden include Nux Vomica (source of Strychnine), Hemlock, Ricinus Communis (source of harmless Castor Oil but also deadly Ricin), Foxglove, Atropa Belladonna, Brugmansia, and Laburnum.