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  • Atropa belladonna will kill you.

  • Datura will put you to sleep. Forever.

  • Aconitine will kill you.

  • Laurel will produce cyanide and kill you.

  • Every plant here in the Poison Garden is poisonous and has the ability to kill you.

  • My name is Trevor Jones; I'm the head gardener of Alnwick Garden.

  • This plant is giant hogweed.

  • It will get up to around about eight foot high.

  • It's phototoxic, so it will burn your skin and give you blisters for up to seven years.

  • This garden is set in the War Garden of the old castle in Northumberland, UK.

  • We have around about 95 plants and we're adding to the collection all the time.

  • This plant is aconitine, or monkshood.

  • Wonderful blue flowers, but the whole of the plant is poisonous.

  • The berriescrushed up and fed to youwill kill you.

  • The leaves themselves will kill you also, as will the root and the stem.

  • We have to obviously maintain the garden, so we have to tend the plants, and when we do that, we have to be very careful of the way we operate.

  • So we have to cover some of our skin when we deal with particularly dangerous plants.

  • This plant is laurel.

  • It produces cyanide, and we all know what that'll do to you.

  • So, it was the brainchild of the duchess, the Duchess of Northumberland.

  • So, rather than having a herb garden, she decided to create more interest and have a poison garden.

  • They're very, very common plants.

  • In fact, a lot of them are what we call cottage garden plants, and they're grown in many people's gardens, but people don't know how harmful they actually are.

  • This is atropa belladonna.

  • Four berries are enough to kill a child.

  • People are intrigued by poisonous plants.

  • I'm often very worried when they come out because many of them will be growing these plants at home.

  • And they don't realize the powerful impact plants can have on us as humans.

  • Is it something that you find fascinating?

  • Definitely.

  • Why?

  • It's a good way to get rid of your wife.

  • I don't know.

Atropa belladonna will kill you.

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