Opening Times, Ticket Prices & Places to Stay

Summer Opening: Wednesdays and Saturdays 11AM to 4PM APRIL to OCTOBER

NEW Thursday Opening (from 18th MAY) 2-5 PM. Scroll down for winter opening times.

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

Please note:

We only have partial disabled access at present.

We currently do not have a card payment machine.

This season we have our pop up Herbal Dispensary with medical herbalists 12-2pm on Wednesdays and with a herbal pharmacist 2-5pm on Thursdays.

Winter Opening: Wednesdays and Saturdays 11am to 3pm NOVEMBER to MARCH (closed from and including 14th December to 14th January).

Winter Opening – please come prepared for a muddy lane up to the physic garden.

2016/17 Winter Season

Wednesdays and Saturdays 11am-3pm NOVEMBER to MARCH

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 – from now to October 2017)

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 have 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 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.