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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
Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicines at Dilston Physic Garden
This is your herbal pharmacy, the first UK herbal dispensary situated in a medicinal herb garden, led by registered medical herbalists Ross Menzies and Davina Hopkinson. Both have many years of clinical experience prescribing effective remedies to patients.
This is a place where you can discuss a minor ailment, receive the best professional recommendations and have your tailor made remedy mixed in front of you. For more complex ailments, Ross or Davina can arrange an in depth consultation with you.
No need to make an appointment, just come along to the Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicines situated in The Physic Shop between 2pm and 4pm every Saturday* this summer.
“For many health issues, you’d normally visit a high street chemist. Now, it’s possible to consult a qualified medical herbalist and obtain an individually blended natural alternative” Ross Menzies, registered UK medical herbalist
Sunday 26 June 2pm – 6pm
The Summer Solstice marks the time when the sun is at the height of its power – and nature’s response is an awesome display of colour and fragrance. This time is known in contemporary Druidry as ‘Alban Hefin’ – ‘Light of the Summer Shore’.
Midsummer is the time when the light is at its strongest – the time when the Solar God is crowned by the Goddess as the King of Summer. This event, though, is also tinged with some sadness – from now on the Sun’s strength will begin to ebb as we enter the waning year.
Facilitated by local members of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, this Midsummer event will celebrate – in symbolic form – the power of light and love in our lives.
Free event, but donations to the Garden and contributions of food to share are welcome.
Any questions? Please email the organisers: email@example.com
The image of primroses has been provided by David Taylor Photography. www.davidtaylorphotography.co.uk
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Following a successful Imbolc gathering, the Northumbrian Grove of Bards, Ovates and Druids invite you to join them in their Spring Equinox ceremony in the Physic Garden on Sunday 10th March 10:30am – 1:30pm.
At the Spring Equinox, day and night are once again equal and balanced. The sun rises due east, symbolising renewal.
As we greet the rising sun on the first morning of Spring, we will celebrate the mystery and miracle of birth and rebirth.
The event is free, but donations are welcome to cover costs.
Please bring an edible contribution for a shared vegetarian lunch.
Schedule – 10:30am Meet & Greet. 11:00am Discussion & Preparation. 12 noon Ceremony. 1pm Bring and share vegetarian buffet lunch. 1:30pm Farewell and merry part (until our next gathering!)
For information, and to register your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07792 606273
This event is independently facilitated by the Northumbrian Grove of Druids, Bards and Ovates. For more info, please click here
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