1.4m views of Garden video after share by famous actor

The Poison Garden at The Alnwick Garden.
The Poison Garden at The Alnwick Garden.

A bizarre video promoting The Alnwick Garden has been viewed by 1.4million people, after being shared by an iconic Star Trek actor.

The clip – made independently and published by global network Fullscreen – focuses on the attraction’s Poison Garden.

With the opening subtitle stating: ‘There’s a garden in England that can kill you’, the video features images from the Garden and highlights various deadly plants that are found within it.

The entertaining clip was subsequently shared on Facebook by American actor George Takei, who is best known for his role as Mr Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek.

The video has now been shared by more than 7,000 people, commented on 2,600 times and has earned more than 13,000 reactions.

The Alnwick Garden subsequently posted the video on its Facebook page, with the message: ‘If it’s good enough for the worldwide legend that is George Takei then it’s good enough for you too! Come and see it for yourself!’

George Takei. Picture by Joe Giddens/PA Wire

George Takei. Picture by Joe Giddens/PA Wire