The garden is named the serpent garden due to the topiary that snakes it’s way through this garden feature:

A topiary serpent in holly snakes through the watery Serpent Garden, revealing a different water sculpture hidden in each of its coils.

The water sculptures have been created by William Pye, one of the world’s leading water sculptors, who brings art and science together in his work. Each one is made from mirror-polished stainless steel.

The Vortex is one of seven water features that are part of the serpent garden.   I do have a really good video of this which I will share with you later, I need to work out how to convert the file format so I can upload it to YouTube ;-)

I will post some pictures of more of the water features in the next few days.


One Foot Forward


Quotes taken from the Alnwick Garden website.

12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 20th 2011

12 Responses to “Alnwick Garden – The Serpent Garden”

  1. This is so interesting, C!
    So if we build this water feature in Australia, do you think the vortex will go anticlockwise? Ha! :)

  2. Claude says:

    It’s an incredible place! When I look at the third photo, on Flickr large size, I have the feeling I’m slipping in. A bit dizzy… It will be nice to see the video. Thanks, Cherie.:)

    • CherryPie says:

      I will work on the video. I think the software on my laptop may be able to do it… I can install it here because my programs drive is too full, I need to re-install everything!

  3. jameshigham says:

    Poison Garden, Serpent Garden – Cherie, you’re getting a bit dark here.

  4. I am intrigued. I look forward to seeing more of them

    • CherryPie says:

      I don’t have all of them from this visit. When I have finished I will add some links to additional photos from a previous visit.

  5. Joelaindien says:


    You can follow my travel in Poland !
    I leave tomorow morning, for 10 days, and I will publish the best photos I take, several times a day !

    See you !

  6. J_on_tour says:

    Some fascinating water features giving the place another dimension of variety for the visitors. Duchess genius !