Jane Percy, the Duchess of Northumberland, started a project that became one of the most ambitious public gardens created in Europe since World War II.
Only two thirds of the project, has been built so far, at a cost of about $86 million, most of which came from public financing and private donations.
Jacques Wirtz, a Belgian landscape architect is considered by some the modern equivalent of the designer of the gardens at Versailles.
He was hired by the duchess to design some parts of the garden.
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Alnwick Castle played the role of Hogwarts School in the first two Harry Potter movies.
During its first year of opening, the garden had 250,000 visitors, and by last year the number reached 625,000.
One of the attractions is a Rose Garden containing 3,000 roses from 180 varieties.
The Poison Garden is a restricted area with about 100 varieties of toxic plants, as well as cannabis and opium .
This tree house costed $7 million and was built amid 17 lime trees. It has an education center, a restaurant that can serve up to 80 people and a lot of
The duchess still has to raise $60 million to complete the third phase of the project.
I wonder how nice and calm it would be to walk in this garden…
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