Alnwick Garden one of North England's most beautiful attractions but did you know within Alnwick's boundaries, kept behind black iron entwined gates, is a place where visitors are explicitly told not to stop and smell the flowers: the Poison Garden, home to 100 infamous killers. ​

The iconic Alnwick Castle is famous for providing the location for Harry’s first Quidditch lesson and the spectacular crash-landing of the flying Ford Anglia.

When Jane Percy - Duchess of Northumberland inherited Alnwick Castle she took on the ambitious of creating a magical garden which at the time was disused commercial forestry boasting nothing more than rows and rows of Christmas trees. Initially, she thought she might want to include an apothecary garden, but a trip to Italy set her on a slightly different course. After visiting the infamous Medici poison garden, the Duchess became enthralled with the idea of creating a garden of plants that could kill instead of heal


Birtley Galvanizing was tasked by the Duchess to galvanize the entrance gates to the 'Poison Garden'  who applied their own brand of wizardry to refurbish and refinish the gates.


The results were magical, and the gates are now set to go on welcoming visitors for decades to come.


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