Workshops & Events 2017

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Workshops are listed below by month – discover over twenty inspiring independent workshops for you, your friends & family.  Explore and enjoy the amazing health giving, medicinal and healing powers of the plants around us. Unwind in the North’s best kept secret garden.

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Unearth plants that transform and rejuvenate mind and body. Discover that plants are valuable to our health & nutrition, as botanical medicines, and as mainstream cutting edge drugs.  Explore their intriguing use in beautiful essences, perfumes and spirits.  And enjoy the benefits of plants in immersive experiences including creative writing, mindspas, art and much more.  From brain soothing and boosting, to botanical first aid kits, to art and poetry, there’s a workshop for everyone.

Make your own safe and effective botanical medicines and first aid kits for everyday ailments for you and your family.  Whether a half day or full day workshop, or on our 10-day Foundation in Plant Medicine course.

Discover a world of natural science in an astronomy course with Kielder Observatory as well as fascinating workshops with our artist, writer, historian & folklorist residencies.

Children will love our Children’s Potion Clubs over the season.

PLACES TO STAY for 2+day workshops try Air BnB in Hexham.There are a number of nearby B&Bs in Corbridge & HexhamVisit Northumberland has more places to stay including hotels, cottages & bothies or several  Camping Barns & Hostels. See Your Northumberland for other camping, caravan sites, glamping & wigwams. Shepherds Dene Retreat House accommodates groups.

FACILITIES for workshops and events include the use of the Physic Garden, the Herbology House (situated in the centre of the physic garden), The Physic Shop, WC and availability of our specialty Botanical Tea & Oaties.

PARKING We’re working on it, but currently are car park is small.  If you’re coming to a workshop during public open hours (Wed & Sat 11-4pm) please only park just next door on the A695 at our Top-up Car Park shared with Dilston Scout Camp (directions). This is directly off the main road (not down the scout lane) and a pleasant walk 500yds down the footpath/lane the Physic Garden entrance.

TO BOOK: please use each individual contact in the course details below. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

*Workshops marked with an asterisk are Optional Course choices for the Foundation in Plant Medicine that can also be taken on completion of the Foundation to deepen knowledge in that subject.

All events & workshops run independently and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Dilston Physic Garden.