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Stunning garden that hides a deadly secret opens its gates this weekend

From Agatha Christie to Midsomer Murders, hemlock has long been known in mystery stories as a deadly poison.

Part of the gardens at BrynGwyn Hall
Part of the gardens at BrynGwyn Hall

Ricin from the castor bean was the poison used to murder Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov in 1978 when he was jabbed in the leg on Waterloo Bridge, London, with a weapon hidden in an umbrella, whileaAconitum has been used since ancient times as a poison on spears and arrows for hunting.

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