The garden contains castor bean, more commonly known as castor bean or castor oil plant, which according to the Guinness World Records is the most poisonous plant in the world. But most plants, ironically, contribute to major advances and help in the treatment of certain serious diseases.
Inside the Poison Garden in England. Instagram/@alnwickgarden
Known to be the “deadliest” garden in the world, The Poison Garden in England has plants that can kill you. Located in Alnwick in Northumberland, this garden has more than 100 varieties of dangerous plants. It should be noted that this guard could only be visited with a guide. The dangerous garden has huge iron gates and a sign under a skull and crossbones that warns, “these plants can kill you”.
The garden’s website mentions that visitors are not allowed to smell, taste or touch the plants inside. People still occasionally faint from the poisonous fumes they inhale while walking around the garden.
One of the plants in the garden is reported to be aconite, which has pretty blue flowers but produces deadly berries, leaves and stems. Garden staff wear hazmat suits to maintain the deadly plants located in the garden.
Here is an example :
In the images above, staff could be seen in protective gear as they prepared to tackle giant hogweed invading part of the garden.
This unusual garden was created by the Duchess of Northumberland who decided to establish a poison garden instead of an herb garden.
The garden contains castor bean, more commonly known as castor bean or castor oil plant, which according to the Guinness World Records is the most poisonous plant in the world. But most plants, ironically, contribute to major breakthroughs and help in the treatment of some serious diseases.
For example, yew is known for its poison called taxine which is capable of killing someone in as little as 20 minutes. But most people are unaware that the tree produces taxol, a drug used to treat breast cancer. It is also believed that phototoxic plants can burn the skin and cause blisters for up to seven years.
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