Dilston Physic Garden’s director and curator are publishing a book on plants for the brain – ‘Botanical Brain Balms: The authoritative guide to plants for memory, mood and mind’ with Filbert Press and publishers in the U.S., France and Germany. Discover 55 plants proven by science to boost mood and memory, relieve stress anxiety and sleeplessness and more.
A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled pilot trial of a combined extract of sage, rosemary and melissa, traditional herbal medicines, on the enhancement of memory in normal healthy subjects, including influence of age
At the time of the Autumn Equinox, day and night are once again equal and balanced. But unlike the Spring Equinox when we moved into the light of summer, now we cross a threshold to ‘the darkness of winter and the magical powers of the stars and the inner realms’. At this turning of the wheel of the year we will celebrate in a ritual drama the mystery of the lengthening of night and the rising of the evening stars.
The event is facilitated by local members druids. There is no admission charge – however, a donation towards the Physic Garden running costs would be much appreciated.
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Celebrate the Summer Solstice
Dilston Physic Garden
Saturday 24th June 5.00pm – 8.00pm
The Summer Solstice marks the time when the sun is at the height of its power – and nature’s response is a splendid display of colour and fragrance. This time is known in contemporary druidry as ‘Alban Hefin’ which means ‘Light of the Summer Shore’.
Midsummer is the time when the tide of light has reached its high water mark – the time of greatest light. This event, though, is also tinged with some sadness because from now on the sun’s strength will begin to ebb as we enter the waning year.
Facilitated by local members of Druids, this midsummer ceremony celebrates – in symbolic form – the power of light and love in our lives.
For information on this or any any other of Druid celebrations at the physic garden please email
At the Spring Equinox, day and night are – once again – equal and balanced. We now cross the threshold into the light of summer. It is now that the sun rises due east, and the Spring Equinox has long been associated with dawn, youth and the morning star. Led by local members of Druids, celebrate – in symbolic form – the mystery and miracle of birth and rebirth.
There is no admission charge; however, a donation towards hire of physic garden would be much appreciated.
For information, and to register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org