Alnwick Poison Gardens
'The plants can kill' sign at Alnwick Poison Gardens
Alnwick gardens can be found on the site of Alnwick castle, England.
 
The castle is home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, who decided to add a rather eerie feature to the 14 acres of land that accompany it.
 
The Duchess who reportedly once said ; 'I wondered why so many gardens around the world focused on the healing power of plants rather than their ability to kill.' decided to set up her very own 'poison gardens'.
 
The gardens contain over 100 noxious types of flora, from strychnine to hemlock, and are used as an educational means to teach people, in the Duchesses words;  'how a plant killed, how long it would take you to die if you ate it and how gruesome and painful the death might be.'
 
The gardens also have special permission from the home office to grow various forms of cannabis and magic mushrooms.
 
Information on visiting the poison garden can be found here:
www.alnwickgarden.com