The Poison Garden

By Anupum Pant

In the town of Alnwick, Northumberland, just next to the Alnwick castle is a beautiful garden which for a long time has had some really beautiful places for tourists to visit. However, in february 2005 this changed when the Duchess of Northumberland started a new place in the garden – the poison garden.
This is a place guarded by large iron gates and has some of the most poisonous and intoxicating plants. It has about a hundred deadly and hallucinogenic varieties of plants.


“I wondered why so many gardens around the world focused on the healing power of plants rather than their ability to kill… I felt that most children I knew would be more interested in hearing 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 Duchess of Northumberland

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