Step Inside the World’s Most Dangerous Garden (If You Dare) | Travel | Smithsonian

 

Step Inside the World’s Most Dangerous Garden (If You Dare) | Travel | Smithsonian

The Poison Garden at England’s Alnwick Garden is beautiful—and filled with plants that can kill you

Source: Step Inside the World’s Most Dangerous Garden (If You Dare) | Travel | Smithsonian

In 1995, Jane Percy became the Duchess of Northumberland, a county in northeastern England that stretches to the border with Scotland, after her husband’s brother died unexpectedly. With the title came the Alnwick Castle, the traditional seat of the Duke of Northumberland (it also served as the setting for Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films). After the family took up residence in the castle, Percy’s husband asked her to do something with the gardens, which at the time were a disused commercial forestry boasting nothing more than rows and rows of Christmas trees.

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