Opening Times, Ticket Prices & Places to Stay

2017/18 Winter Season

Wednesdays and Saturdays 12-3pm OCTOBER to MARCH
(closed 7th December to 6th March)



We are not open when the temperature is on or below zero oC

Please bring suitable footwear for the muddy lane!

Scroll down for summer opening times.

Open any other day of the year for group visits (by appointment and with a tour), events and workshops.

Please note:

We only have partial disabled access at present.

We currently do not have a card payment machine.

Dogs are welcome on a lead

Takeaway Drinks – enjoy our house blend Botanical Tea or our botanical Hot Hot Chocolate or cold drinks (please note we do not have a cafe).

Herbal Dispensary Next season June to August our Herbal Dispensary returns with medical herbalists every second and fourth Wednesday 12-3pm. And our dispensary with herbal pharmacist will return again next summer.

Summer Opening APRIL to SEPTEMBER: Wednesday and Saturday 11am- 4pm, Thursdays 12-3pm (Thursday opening until further notice).

Ticket Prices

  • Adults

    £4 Adults (including senior citizens)

  • Concessions

    £3 Children 5-15y, Groups of 10+, Students & Registered Unemployed

  • Children

    FREE Children under 5y

  • Season Pass

    £10 Season Pass (come along anytime during opening hours, currently a bargain)

Safety Caution

While plants in this physic garden are used medicinally, some are also poisonous, even common plants that grow in most gardens like delphinium, euphorbia, foxglove, laburnum & yew, plus others like mandrake, belladonna and poison ivy (see our Magic & Medicine Area).  Do not eat or put any in, or near, your mouth unless you have consulted a Staff member on identification and safety. The physic garden cannot be held responsible if you do.

If you are considering taking a plant medicinally always consult a registered medical herbalist and inform your healthcare provider if you are taking any medication or have any medical conditions.  You can also refer to an authoritative website, for example

Please watch your step, the physic garden ground and Herbology House floor are uneven and slippery when wet.

Places To Stay

PLACES TO STAY Visit Northumberland has places to stay including hotels, cottages & bothies. There are plenty of Air BnB places in Hexham and in wider Northumberland.  There are a number of nearby B&Bs in Corbridge & Hexham and we can recommend Bridge House Bed & Breakfast in Hexham. There are plenty of static caravans over six parks in Northumberland with Maguire Country Parks. Or why not bunker down in several Camping Barns & Hostels such as Demesne and Slackhouse Farm? See Your Northumberland for other camping, caravan sites, glamping, shepherd huts & wigwams and Shepherds Dene House accommodates groups.