Unique garden attraction blossoms once again...

The Cherry Orchard at Alnwick Garden'Picture by Jane Coltman
The Cherry Orchard at Alnwick Garden'Picture by Jane Coltman

A blooming fantastic attraction at a Northumberland garden is back in season and it’s more impressive than ever, as Gazette photographer Jane Coltman discovered this week.

Lying on a peaceful slope beyond the Grand Cascade, the Cherry Orchard is planted with more than 300 Tai Haku cherry trees.

The Tai Haku is also known as ‘the great white cherry’ because of its large white blossom, and The Alnwick Garden is the only place in the UK to see the Tai Haku planted in such numbers.

Each April or May, the Orchard becomes a beautiful cloud of white, with the petals falling like snow.

The Cherry Orchard at Alnwick Garden'Picture by Jane Coltman

The Cherry Orchard at Alnwick Garden'Picture by Jane Coltman