The Poison Garden

Located in the Alnwick Garden, a complex of formal gardens adjacent to Alnwick Castle in the town of Alnwick, Northumberland, England, the Poison Garden is a deadly attraction that features over 100 deadly plant species that can kill you in many gruesome and inconvenient ways.

The garden contains Strychnos nux-vomica (source of strychnine), hemlock, Ricinus communis (source of harmless castor oil but also deadly ricin), foxglove, Atropa belladonna, Brugmansia, and Laburnum just to name a few.   The mission of the Poison Garden also includes drug education, with featured plantings of cannabis, coca, and the opium poppy Papaver somniferum.

The garden currently draws about 800,000 tourists a year.

The number of people who leave the garden alive is currently unknown.









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Jason Donner

Jason Donner devoured the universe and you are all living inside him.
  • ekgjester

    these were the best photos you could get?? Everything’s pruned back, and there’s noe of the beautiful blooms that go with these plants!