Opening Times, Ticket Prices & Places to Stay

2018 Summer Season

Wednesday and Saturday 11am-4pm
Thursday 12-3pm
First Sundays 12-3pm

SUMMER OPENING May to September

Wednesday and Saturday 11am-4pm

Thursday 12-3pm

Every first Sunday of the month 12-3pm

(Thursdays & 1st Sundays are until further notice)

INCLUDING Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicine every first & third Wednesday  12-3pm May-August and Thursday 12 – 3pm June & July

WINTER OPENING October, November & March

Wednesdays and Saturdays 12-3pm. We are closed December to February


Wednesdays & Saturdays 11am to 4pm

WE’RE OPEN any other day of the year for events, workshops, group & school visits – just get in touch.

Please note:

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

Please bring suitable footwear for the muddy lane.

We only have partial disabled access at present.

We currently do not have a card payment machine, but you can pay by cash, cheque or online.

Dogs are welcome on a lead.

TAKEAWAY DRINKS – enjoy our soothing & uplifting ‘House Botanical Tea’ (fresh in season) or our ‘Botanical Hot Chocolate’ or cold drinks (please note we do not have a cafe).

HERBAL DISPENSARY 2018 season our Herbal Dispensary returns with medical herbalists every second and fourth Wednesday of the month 12-3pm May to August. And our dispensary with herbal pharmacist returns Thursday 1-3pm June & July.

WE’RE OPEN any other day of the year for events, workshops & groups by appointment


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. Hot Tub Hideaways provide luxury hot tub accommodation throughout Northumberland and there are plenty of static caravans over six parks in Northumberland with Maguire Country Parks. You can bunker down in several Camping Barns & Hostels such as Demesne and Slackhouse Farm or see Your Northumberland for other camping, caravan sites, glamping, shepherd huts & wigwams. Shepherds Dene House accommodates groups.