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Mini Trip Guide to England's Most Talked About Garden

Emma Hardy Jane Percy, the Duchess of Northumberland, beneath a pregola at Alnwick Garden.

Photo: Emma Hardy

On the grounds of Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, a most unorthodox English garden is taking shape—complete with towering jets of water and a bit of strychnine. Walk through the new pavilion and visitors' center and you'll see a swath of greensward and, beyond it, what looks like a moving hillside. This is the Grand Cascade: 21 weirs, down which tumble 8,700 gallons of water per minute. It's just the first of a series of water sculptures that punctuate the grand, theatrical space, one of the most ambitious horticultural projects in Europe since Versailles. Read the article

Destinations: Burlington · Northumberland

Inspired by: The Gardens of Alnwick Castle — by Simon Worrall, Published Apr. 2006

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