Opening Times, Ticket Prices & Places to Stay
Winter Opening: Wednesdays and Saturdays 11am to 3pm NOVEMBER to MARCH (closed from and including 14th December to 14th January)
Summer Opening: Wednesdays and Saturdays 11am to 4pm APRIL to OCTOBER
Any Other Day of the Year: by appointment and with a tour
Dilston Physic Garden is open to the public 2 days a week, trialing a winter season 2016/17, and is open any other day throughout the year for workshops, events and group visits by appointment.
We only have partial disabled access at present.
We currently do not have a card payment machine.
Winter Opening – please come prepared for a muddy lane up to the physic garden.
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 using a herb for your own health we advise you always consult a registered Medical Herbalist and use a standard Herbal Encyclopaedia or authoritative website, for example www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/.
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 recommend Bridge House Bed & Breakfast in Hexham. 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.