Water is at the heart of The Alnwick Garden. The Grand Cascade is the first feature to catch your eye as you walk through the main entrance.


Impressive but peaceful as the water flows down a vast, staircase of stone pools….


Noisily dramatic under the arcing spray of dozens of interlocking fountain jets….


and appealingly unpredictable.

Just off to one side of the lower cascade pool, snaking yew hedges hide the Serpent Garden.


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Water drips, slides, cascades and swirls in a series of intriguing water sculptures, hidden in hedged enclosures. There are discrete plaques explaining the scientific principles behind the different effects but mostly this is a place for exploration and play.