While some go to vacations to relax, others travel for the sake of adventure. People crave for adventure, danger, and the adrenaline rush traveling provides them with. Many vacation spots like 'Praia De Boa Viagem' the perfect vacation beach have proven to be fatal. Well, if you ignore the fact that it's infested with sharks, then it's the perfect family beach. Likewise, 'The El Caminito Del Rey' is infamous for its deadly path.
Among all the dangerous places comes 'Alnwick Poison Garden.' If the name has not already given it away, this beautiful garden is filled with lethal plants.
This castle might look known to you as it has also served as setting for the first two Harry Potter Films. The beautiful gardens of the castle are open to the public. But this beautiful garden kept behind an iron gate is a Deadly Garden that houses 100 infamous killers. The visitors are warned to not to stop and smell, touch or even go near them.
When Jane Percy, the current Duchess of Northumberland became the mistress of the Alnwick Castle, her husband gave her the responsibility of the gardens on the castle grounds. "I think he thought that this will keep me quiet as I'll just plant a few roses and that'll be it," the Duchess says.
Well, she did more than just plant a few roses. The Duchess decided to build a garden filled with narcotic, poisonous and deadly plants. She wanted her garden to be different from all the other gardens.
The dangoures quality of the garden attacts tourists from all over the world.
"These Plants Can Kill" these dark words welcome the Visitors to Alnwick Poison Gardens. This is not a silly joke to appeal to people curious nature. The plants are actually deadly.
You go through this beautiful Ivy Tunnel to enter the poison garden.
Guides warn the visitors to keep a safe distance from the plants and to follow the guidelines placed all over the garden.
One of the duchess' favorite plants is Brugmansia or angel's trumpet which grows in the wild in south America. "It's an amazing aphrodisiac before it kills you," she says.
Even though the visitors are warned several times to not to smell, touch or taste the plants there are many who don't take the warning seriously. There have been people who have fallen victim to the deadly fumes of the plants. Many people have reportedly fainted from inhaling the toxic fumes while walking through the garden.