The Alnwick Garden prides itself on offering the best group travel experience in the North East

We value all our groups and try to ensure that a first class service is provided to all. We have created a wide range of flexible packages to ensure every visit runs smoothly and efficiently. Guests can relax and enjoy the best possible experience of The Alnwick Garden safe in the knowledge that everything is taken care of.

The Alnwick Garden offers everything for the perfect day out.

Enjoy savings on admission tickets and receive various benefits when you pre-book a group of 14 or more.

Discounted admission rates
Fast track entry into the garden
Free entry for organiser
Free entry for coach driver
Free entry for Blue Badge Guide
Free meal voucher for coach driver and Blue Badge Guide
10% discount in the Retail Shop
Coach drop off
Coach parking
Free mobility scooter and wheelchair hire

Group Rates

Advanced Booking Rate (Summer Visits 1st April 2016 – 30th October 2016)

The Alnwick Garden Adult Rate £9.00pp
The Alnwick Garden Student Rate £7.20pp
The Alnwick Garden Child Rate £4.00pp

Alnwick Castle Adult Rate £11.00pp
Alnwick Castle Student Rate £10.00pp
Alnwick Castle Child Rate £5.70pp

Combined Adult Rate £18.00pp
Combined Student Rate £16.20pp

Walk-in Rate (Summer Visits 1st April 2016 – 30th October 2016)

The Alnwick Garden Adult Rate £10.20pp
The Alnwick Garden Student Rate £7.20pp
The Alnwick Garden Child Rate £4.00pp

Alnwick Castle Adult Rate £12.00pp
Alnwick Castle Student Rate £10.00pp
Alnwick Castle Child Rate £6.20pp

Combined Adult Rate £21.00
Combined Student Rate £16.20pp

Advanced Booking and Walk-in Rates (Winter Visits 31st October 2016 – March 2017)

The Alnwick Garden Adult Rate £6.00pp
The Alnwick Garden Student Rate £3.60pp
The Alnwick Garden Child Rate £2.20pp

FIT Rate – The Alnwick Garden

Adult £10.20pp
Child 4.00pp
Family £24.90 (2 Adults and either 2, 3 ,4 children aged 5-16yrs)
From 3rd November to 27th March The Alnwick Garden group rate £5.00pp

Payment

You can pay for your booking on arrival by cheque, credit or debit card. Cheques are payable to The Alnwick Garden. Credit account customers should provide driver or organiser on the day of the visit with a voucher and confirmation of numbers for invoice processing. You can pay in advance by calling us on 01665 511085, we can then send your tickets and vouchers in advance and allow your group fast track entry.

Refunds

Once tickets have been purchased, unfortunately they cannot be refunded. We can however exchange tickets for a different date. Tickets returned on the date of your visit cannot be exchanged.

Refreshment Options

Refreshments are available within The Pavilion Café, Dishy Fishy Chip Shop, The Treehouse and The Potting Shed. To dine in The Treehouse booking is essential to avoid disappointment, all other eating areas are served over the counter. We offer special group catering packages listed below which must be booked and paid for at least two weeks in advance.

Special dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notification, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Exclusive Tours and Talks

An exclusive opportunity to experience The Garden from the perspective of its curators.

Enjoy a candid tour with a volunteer, gardener, Head Gardener or even the Duchess of Northumberland herself.

If your interest lies in all things flora, then our expert gardeners are an excellent choice. All guided tours are packed with interesting insights and amusing tales that are sure to make your visit even more special. Our guides will also point out plants of interest which can even be purchased as a memento from our Plant Centre.

Guided Tour with Garden Volunteer £2pp

Guided Tour with Gardener £3pp

Guided Tour with Head Gardener £250 per group

Please note; to get the best experience possible we recommend tours last approximately 1½ hours. However, the duration of all tours can be adapted to suit the needs of the group. If the time of tour is not stipulated at the time of booking, then the tour will be booked for your arrival time.

EXCLUSIVE GARDENING EXPERIENCE WITH HEAD GARDENER, TREVOR JONES

An illustrated talk on the development of The Alnwick Garden, from initial plans to the present day and beyond, and the way it impacts on the visitor and the charitable work that the garden undertakes (approx. 30 mins).

Tour of The Garden with Trevor including practical demonstrations which will vary depending on the season (tour may include other senior gardeners depending on the size of the group) (approx. 2 hrs)

Question and Answer Session with Trevor whilst enjoying tea and cake – guests are encouraged to ask questions (approx. 30 mins)

Cost £20pp inclusive of admission

Planning your visit

We advise that you allow your group at least two and a half hours for a visit to The Alnwick Garden. However, a whole day can easily be spent in Alnwick giving you a chance to explore the garden and the town of Alnwick in more detail.

A five minute stroll leads you into the historical town centre – Barter Books (one of the largest secondhand bookshops in Britain), cafes, bars, shops, museums and, of course, Alnwick Castle.

Keep hold of your garden tickets as they allow you to come and go as often as you wish during the date of your visit.

The Alnwick Garden is for everyone, so we strive to be accessible to all including The Treehouse. We have wheelchairs and mobility scooters available for hire, just let us know your requirements at the time of booking.
Our coach drop off area is as close to the garden as possible and reserved wheelchairs/scooters can be waiting there for your arrival.

Groups at Christmas

Experience a season of love, laughter and light with Christmas at The Alnwick Garden.

Groups can enjoy a packed day of festivities to get you truly in the Christmas mood.

Winter frost covering the sleeping garden contrasts against the ‘Sparkle’ light installation, which illuminates the arbours of the Grand Cascade for a warm glow on chilly winter evenings.
Greeted with mulled wine and mince pies, take a slow meander through the winter touched garden to awaken the senses.

In our Christmas Market, find a special gift for a loved one whilst sampling festive nibbles from local traders. A truly Northumbrian experience, the market offers tipples of locally brewed meads and spirits, jewellery, home furnishings and artisan treats from fudge to olives!

Afterwards enjoy a traditional three course lunch overlooking the magnificent Grand Cascade, one of the country’s largest water features.

Whilst resting after your feast, relax to the traditional North East sound of Ellington Colliery Brass Band playing seasonal carols and sing along to your heart’s content with all the old favourites as the evening draws in and The Garden is bathed in the stunning colours of our winter light installation “Sparkle”.

Dates available are Saturday, 3rd or 10th December 2016

Adult Rate £37.50pp
Child Rate £25.00pp

Starters
Roast tomato and lentil soup
Ham hock & green peppercorn terrine served with homemade piccalilli and walnut bread
Classic prawn cocktail

Main Course
Turkey escalope, colcannon mash, apricot & thyme stuffing served with cranberry relish and sage infused gravy
Baked fillet of salmon, sweet potato mash served with roast tomato coulis
The Alnwick Garden Christmas Parcel

Desserts
Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Winter berry & apple crumble with cinnamon ice cream
Baileys cheesecake with salted caramel

Make a Booking

To make a booking email groups@alnwickgarden.com or call 01665 511085

Groups at Christmas

Terms and Conditions

Minimum of 80 guests required for the event to go ahead and all bookings to be received by 1st November. Extra guests can be added up to 7 days before the event. A confirmation deposit will be required by 4th November.

Tables accommodate a maximum of 10, therefore smaller parties will be joined together to complete a table. Any dietary requirements must be confirmed at least two weeks before the event. Each of the parties need to have their menu choices confirmed 7 working days before their event

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