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Alnwick Castle

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 11 February 2011

Eric Robson and the team are in the magical surroundings of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland.
Chris Beardshaw explores Alnwick's treacherous Poison Garden.

Meanwhile, Bunny Guinness is perched in a treetop, inside one of the largest treehouses in the world: 'A How To' on building treehouses.

Produced by Lucy Dichmont and Howard Shannon
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

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    Chris Beardshaw meets Deborah Crombie in the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland.

  • Designed to educate not scare

    Designed to educate not scare

    Chris Beardshaw and Deborah Crombie beside the Ivy tunnel discussing the folklore associated with toxic plants.

  • Treehouse in Alnwick Gardens

    Treehouse in Alnwick Gardens

    The Treehouse at Alnwick gardens is one of the largest in the world.The roof is made of recycled tyres.

  • Small treehouse in Alnwick Gardens

    Small treehouse in Alnwick Gardens

    Treetop walkways and rope bridges connect the tree pods or houses. In the programme Bunny Guinness gives tips on building treehouses on a domestic scale.


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