Would you like to tend to the most exciting contemporary gardens to be designed in the last 100 years? The Alnwick Garden was created by Jacques and Peter Wirtz and is based on a concept of the Duchess of Northumberland. They used cutting edge technology and imaginative design to create an experience that captures the visitor and appeals to every one of their senses. Now you can be a part of that wonderful experience by helping The Garden come to life. You will receive expert tuition from a professional Alnwick gardener and develop your green-fingered skills during this half day's hands-on gardening experience. Once your gardening experience is over you are free to explore the delights this garden has to offer or you can sit back and admire your hard work. You will also receive a beautiful Alnwick Rose to take home as a memento of your day.
What's Included? A half-day experience. Includes expert guidance and tuition from a professional Alnwick gardener. An Alnwick Rose designed by David Austin will be given as a memento of your day. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity.
What happens on the day? Experience the beauty of The Alnwick Garden. You will arrive in good time to get started at 10.00. A professional Alnwick gardener will provide expert guidance and tuition throughout your half-day experience. You'll enjoy getting stuck in and helping to maintain these beautiful gardens. You'll receive a souvenir Alnwick Rose to take home with after you have finished your work in The Garden. Explore the acres of fascinating gardens and take in one of the world's largest treehouses. It will be a fantastic day that you will not forget.
Participant guidelines - Minimum age 18. Participants must have a reasonable level of fitness as manual work does take place including lifting and kneeling. The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary.
Availability - This experience is available on selected weekdays only throughout the year; normally twice a month. Please contact the supplier at the time of booking for updated availability. We recommend you book at least eight weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow 5 hours for the experience. The experience runs from 10.00 to 15.00.
What should I wear? You are advised to wear clothing appropriate for the weather and gardening.
What about the weather? This experience will continue in light rain, however, please call the supplier the morning of the experience if you are unsure as to whether it will go ahead.
Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.
Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.
Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Packet seed, garlic, onion sets, shallots and mushroom spawn (except windowsill kits) incur a carriage charge of £1.99.
Any products showing the following symbol will be supplied in cardboard boxes as in the past. A carriage charge of £5.99 will be incurred for any order containing products displaying this symbol, as these plants are supplied by a trusted third party not our own nursery.
All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.
If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then the higher carriage charge will be applied.
Free delivery on orders over £60.
Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly & areas of Scotland with postcodes starting AB30 plus, BT, GY, HS, IM, IV1 plus, JE KA27, KA28, KW1 to KW16, PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA80, PH10 to PH40, PH42 to PH50, TR21 to TR25 and ZE: For orders weighing less than 2kg standard charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg to 10kg the carriage charge is £9.99. Where the weight of the order is over 10kg the delivery charge is £14.99
Orders to the Isle of Wight and Isle of Scilly: For orders weighing less than 2kg the standard charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg and above the carriage charge is £14.99.
Republic of Ireland: For orders weighing less than 2kg the standard charge applies. Where the combined weight of the order is 2kg and above, the carriage contribution is £14.99.
Other EU countries: We can only deliver packet flower and vegetable seed to other EU countries. The delivery charge is £4.99 per order.
We reserve the right to contact you and advise an additional charge where necessary, and are happy to quote for carriage specific products to outlying areas.
Some very large items may not be available to all areas.
Indicates large/heavy items or boxed plants which incur a surcharge.
Prices include VAT where applicable.
We reserve the right to revise our delivery charges in the event of carrier price increases or other unforeseen circumstances. We will advise you of any increased carriage charges before payment is taken.
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Become a Gardener for a Day at The Alnwick Garden