An ominous warning greets visitors as they approach the gates of The Alnwick Garden. Even its gardeners require head to toe protection while tending to its plants. Visitors can observe the plants all they want, but are strongly advised not to touch. That’s because The Alnwick Garden is the deadliest in the world.

The clue is on the imposing, black iron gates that lead visitors into the garden. Its uprights are intertwined with decorative vines and leaves. But it bears a message flanking a skull and crossbones. A stark warning to anyone who is brave enough to enter Alnwick, the world’s deadliest garden.

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