May the fourth be with you at garden

Star Wars characters invaded The Alnwick Garden on Monday.
Star Wars characters invaded The Alnwick Garden on Monday.

Darth Vader invaded the Alnwick Garden on Monday, but thankfully it was all in the name of fun.

As part of International Star Wars Day, the attraction invited visitors to celebrate the event, May the 4th be with you.

Youngsters joined in with the May the 4th be with you event.

Youngsters joined in with the May the 4th be with you event.

Around 3,000 people flocked through the gates, with many in full Star Wars costume.

Resident Treehouse chef Adam Robson dished out balloon lightsabers, while the Garden’s budding artist team helped visitors make Star Wars finger puppets.