The Alnwick Garden is pretty darn famous, or at least in the North of England it is. As you can probably guess it is a contemporary, 'formal' British garden or set of gardens, within the grounds of the iconic Alnwick castle (you know, that has played host to the likes of Harry Potter and Downton Abbey filming?!).
It's a very popular place for a day out for people in Northumberland particular, though I know people come from all over to witness the various things to explore. Jake and I decided to spend our 4th anniversary at the gardens and so on the 4th of September we took the bus down the road and was there pretty much for opening.
In the photo above you see the view that greets you. The Grand Cascade.
However, we took so many photos and so much video footage that there is far too much to include in just one post. Below you will see photos from The Grand Cascade, The Serpent Garden and The Ornamental Garden so look out for the 2nd part of this with lots more photos from elsewhere in the gardens.
We were pretty darn lucky that our visit was on a Friday (meaning kids were at school mwhahahaha) and with arriving so early it was still super quiet. Though messing around in the water features is probably more for children we definitely had a hoot with them and Jake loved playing around with the GoPro in the water too.
When we got to the top of the Cascade and entered the Ornamental Gardens that is when I realize there were actually other people there that day haha, I suppose it must be one of the more popular areas, though I can understand why.I can't really describe it, because it is overly beautiful, so I'll let you just see for yourself...
Those last two photos are obviously of the Grand Cascade aswell. We waited forever for the fountains to go off and it was evident that we weren't the only ones as a few others clutching DSLRs ran towards them when I did haha.
I just want to take the time to say that I know some of the photos aren't the best, I was trying to enjoy my day with Jake rather than waste time faffing with settings etc. I hope you enjoyed them anyway and as I say there will be a part 2 in the coming weeks.
Let me know if you've visited these gardens and what you thought in the comments!