Garden Of Death: England’s Macabre Botanical Hideaway

Leaves that will burn and blister your skin for up to seven years. Berries so toxic that just four will kill a child. Every root, stem, and flower in the Alnwick Garden couldĀ kill you. Let’s take a tour!

Follow along as Trevor Jones, head gardener at the affectionately titled Poison Garden in Northumberland, England, walks you through the nightmarish ailments that lurk in every single plant he tends.

At present, there are 95 fatal forms of flora in the Alnwick Garden, which cultivates the toxic vegetation to educate the public on the history and nuance of human relationships with plants.

Planning a trip to England? You can buy tickets to visit the Poison Garden online. DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING!

Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie - from biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming. If it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.