Duchess steps down from Alnwick Garden

The Duchess of Northumberland, who has been the face of Alnwick Garden for seventeen years, is stepping down from her role of managing the attraction.

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Final fundraising push as Duchess hands over control

Alnwick Garden has been open since 2001 in the castle grounds Credit: ITV

The Duchess of Northumberland is launching a final fundraising push to raise fifteen million pounds for Alnwick Garden before she hands over control of the gardens to an outside management company.

Lady Jane Percy hopes that through launching her own skin-care range, clothing line and adding more books to the successful 'Poison Diaries' series, that this will help fund the final touches to the garden.

Around sixteen million pounds of public funds has already gone into financing the Alnwick Garden project, which brings fifty million pounds to the region every year.

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