Garden publishes its guide to promote accessibility

A view of The Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman
A view of The Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Alnwick Garden has published its accessibility guide to provide potential visitors with important information about the attraction.

The access statement was developed thanks to Visit England’s Accessible Tourism initiative, in a drive to help venues better cater for the requirements of people with access needs, including those with physical, sensory or learning disabilities, elderly visitors and parents with small children.

These access guides allow potential visitors to plan the trip from the comfort of their armchair on a PC, tablet or mobile phone.

They aim to inform visitors with access needs of every single aspect of the venue, including car parking, transport to and from the venue and access to amenities.

Garden director Mark Brassell said: “From the very beginning, The Alnwick Garden was built with accessibility in mind, right down to the swing bridges at The Treehouse being wheelchair friendly.

“The thought process behind compiling these access statements is to further demonstrate that The Alnwick Garden is accessible to absolutely everyone and anyone.

“We pride ourselves on the provision that we provide and the standards of staff training and customer service further demonstrate this.”