Discover the secret power of the plants around you. Did you know that just about every European plant species has mystery & medicine surrounding it?
Nestled above the meandering Dyvels Water in Northumberland, Dilston Physic Garden embraces the natural beauty and importance of plants. Explore this beautiful tranquil Physic Garden and its two acre collection of over 800 European medicinal species and you can learn some exciting facts that could change your life on the way.
Signboards tell you what part of health each plant supports & how. From the folklore and magic in the history of each plants use, to their relevance in cutting edge science & medicine today, discover why plant are essential to keep us healthy, to boost our brain power and of vital importance as medicines worldwide.
WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS 11am – 4pm Mid-April to Mid-October
(and at any other time for groups – by appointment)
2016 opening date is currently Wednesday 6th April
Workshops, Foundation in Plant Medicine, Botanic Bliss Shop, Fresh Botanical Tea, Trailguide, Guided Physic Garden/ Botanical Medicine Group Tours available – please contact us to book.
Unearth more secrets of plants and book one of 20 inspiring day or ½ day Workshops from botanical first aid, botanical perfumery, flower essences, botanical folkloric history, plants of the gods & boosting your brain power, to mindfulness, art, poetry, writing, feng shui, & astronomy.
Discovering plants for your health with our Foundation in Plant Medicine course, could well be one of the best things you have ever done (or so we are told !).
Watch our 2 minute video on the physic garden. Unwind on our aromatic Chamomile Lawn. Wander the 100 Willow Coppice (dedicated to the commonest drug available) and our Medicinal Meadow. Follow the Labyrinth and Aroma Trail, taking a break at the AromaSeat.
Sit by the Tranquility Pool, make a wish at the Cloutie Tree. Watch the Wind Sculpture, stop by the Time Space Zone (and see medicinal botanicals from round the world & through history).
Soak up the sun at the SunDial Seat. Browse our little shop ‘Botanic Bliss’ selling locally produced botanical lotions, potions, soaps, dried botanical teas & more. Grow your own physic garden – purchase an unusual potted plant to take home.
Follow one of our new developing trailguides (on a subject that interests you most).