Would you like to tend to the most exciting contemporary gardens to be designed in the last 100 years? The Alnwick Garden was created by Jacques and Peter Wirtz and is based on a concept of the Duchess of Northumberland. They used cutting edge technology and imaginative design to create an experience that captures the visitor and appeals to every one of their senses. Now you can be a part of that wonderful experience by helping The Garden come to life. You will receive expert tuition from a professional Alnwick gardener and develop your green-fingered skills during this half day's hands-on gardening experience. Once your gardening experience is over you are free to explore the delights this garden has to offer or you can sit back and admire your hard work. You will also receive a beautiful Alnwick Rose to take home as a memento of your day.
What's Included? A half-day experience. Includes expert guidance and tuition from a professional Alnwick gardener. An Alnwick Rose designed by David Austin will be given as a memento of your day. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity.
What happens on the day? Experience the beauty of The Alnwick Garden. You will arrive in good time to get started at 10.00. A professional Alnwick gardener will provide expert guidance and tuition throughout your half-day experience. You'll enjoy getting stuck in and helping to maintain these beautiful gardens. You'll receive a souvenir Alnwick Rose to take home with after you have finished your work in The Garden. Explore the acres of fascinating gardens and take in one of the world's largest treehouses. It will be a fantastic day that you will not forget.
Participant guidelines - Minimum age 18. Participants must have a reasonable level of fitness as manual work does take place including lifting and kneeling. The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary.
Availability - This experience is available on selected weekdays only throughout the year; normally twice a month. Please contact the supplier at the time of booking for updated availability. We recommend you book at least eight weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow 5 hours for the experience. The experience runs from 10.00 to 15.00.
What should I wear? You are advised to wear clothing appropriate for the weather and gardening.
What about the weather? This experience will continue in light rain, however, please call the supplier the morning of the experience if you are unsure as to whether it will go ahead.
Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.
Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.
Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.
All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.
If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.
Dobies wants to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.
Non Standard Deliveries
Northern Ireland, Channel islands, Isle of Man & Isles of Scilly & areas of Scotland with postcodes starting AB30 plus, HS, IV1 to IV40 plus, KA27, KA28, KW1 to KW16, PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA80, PH10-PH40, PH42 to PH50 and ZE: For orders weighing less than 2KG standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the large order is 2k to 10kg the carriage charge is £9.99. Where the weight of the order is over 10kg the carriage charge is £14.99.
Republic of Ireland: For orders weighing less than 2kg standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg and above the carriage charge is £14.99.
Other EU countries: We can only deliver packet flower and vegetable seed to other EU countries. The carriage is £4.99 per order.
Very Large items
If ordering any large items marked a surcharge of £5 per item will be applied. These items are also not available to areas and postcodes shown under non standard deliveries. We may need to contact you regarding delivery so please provide a contact number with all orders.
Prices include VAT where applicable.
We reserve the right to contact you and advise an additional charge where necessary and are happy to quote for carriage of specific products to more remote areas. Some items may not be available to all areas.
We reserve the right to revise any carriage charges in the event of carrier price increase or other unforeseen circumstances. We will always advise of the carriage charge before payment is taken.
All Dobies products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.
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