The Poison Garden: Step Into The World’s Deadliest Garden

The Poison Garden: Step Into The World’s Deadliest Garden

Not all gardens are meant to please you. With over 100 deadly plants, the Poison Garden will certainly scare you off. Dare to step into this lethal garden?

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Not all plants are created equal. Some plants are so lovely and harmless but others can really knock you out like the ones behind this gate.

Jane Percy, the Duchess of Northumberland, wondered why so many botanical gardens around the world focused on the healing power of plants instead of their ability to kill. In 2005, she turned the 14-acre plot of Alnwick Garden into what is now popularly known as the Poison Garden.

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The Poison Garden features over 100 plants of varying deadliness, some of which are so beautiful, you can’t imagine how dangerous they are. Legendary killer plants like Atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade), Strychnos nux-vomica (strychnine), Conium maculatum (hemlock) and many more are grown inside the garden. Tourists are warned not to touch or smell anything because even familiar plants can be seriously lethal.

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55.413568, -1.699524,The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1YU, United Kingdom

Make your deadly adventure in England’s Poison Garden before it’s gone.

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Charmaine Acha
Charmaine Acha

Charmaine loves random weekend trips, technology, and coffee. Guided by her travel mantra "chill and travel", she enjoys unplanned escapades without compromising leisure. If not fangirling over her K-drama idols, she's on DND mode writing or planning her next possible adventure.

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