World’s most Poisonous Garden

The Poison gate

The Poison Garden is a deadly and charming public garden where the flora and fauna are photosynthetic killers. There are “around 100 plants of varying deadliness” as they are within the confines of the Poison Garden. Though of the plants in maximum are more beautiful, most of them are fatal. This garden is located in the Alnwick Garden. Behind locked gates, the Poison Garden is carefully secured and comes with a dire warning to visitors. “These Plants May Kill.”


The Latin name Nux vomica’s implies much but perhaps it rings more bells as strychnine. Interestingly, The hemlock is a poison within its own right can be used as an antidote to Strychnine but don’t tell Socrates, who was sent to his death with a cup of hemlock.


According to the Poison Garden, the Castor Oil is made from Ricinus communis. The Ricinus is harmless. But However “a seed from the same plant kills an adult in the most horrible way.” The poison, Ricin causes much suffering in its victims that is “severe vomiting, convulsions nausea and subsequent disintegration of the kidneys, spleen, and liver.”


Most of the plants are also medicinal by nature. As the founder of the Poison Garden once of them said:

‘I wondered why so many gardens around the world focused on the healing power of plants rather than the ability of them to kill I felt that most children I knew would be more interested in hearing how a plant killed, how long it would take you to die if you ate it and how gruesome and painful the death might be.’ This is said by Duchess of Northumberland.


From belladonna to laburnum, these are natural works of art, From Foxgloves to poppies, many of which must be handled with the utmost attention and care. Stewards often must wear gloves at the time of caring for the plants.

The warning on the gates, ‘These Plants May Kill’ should not be taken lightly by anyone, With the familiarity comes contempt and from contempt danger.

world's most poisonous garden

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