The Alnwick Poison Gardens

Deadly Gates

The Alnwick Poison Gardens in Alnwick, England was established in 2005 by the Duchess of Northumberland. The grounds contain nearly 100 deadly plants that produce poisons or hallucinogens. Some are so dangerous, they are displayed only behind glass. And yes, there are opium poppies, cannabis, and magic mushrooms as well, but you can't get close to them. Read about the poison gardens and other strange gardens that are (or once were) open to the public around the world in a list called Gardens of Death and Other Horticultural Marvels at Atlas Obscura. Link

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Rhododendrons are horribly poisonous, but they're in everybody's yard around here. I wonder how many people know just how deadly they are. I don't think I'd have them in a yard with little kids, personally.
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I somehow read that horizontally all the way across at first, as if there's a dark ominous voice speaking with an even darker ominous..er echo going, "These plants.. (these plants...) can kill... (can kill...)."
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