A Garden rooted in science, embracing the importance of plants for health, medicines, and the brain.
Explore This Tranquil Physic Garden and Its Two Acre Collection of 800 European Medicinal Species
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Dilston is a living physic garden, and dedicated enterprise for education and scientific research on the use of medicinal plants for health and medicine.
Public, groups, schools, colleges and universities all visit us to learn about the science of plants that can help maintain health and wellbeing. The garden’s unique character teaches through engaging folklore, plant history, science and the medicinal use of plants today.
Dilston is a truly unique and tranquil space that has grown into a perfect environment for relaxation and improving mental-wellbeing. The garden is home to specialist collections of medicinal plants that are shown to be clinically effective to help calm, improve mood, sleep, enhance memory and more. Many of these plants are shown to have similar efficacy to mainstream drugs, but carry few or no side-effects.
As a registered charity, we receive no central funding and exist due to a group of dedicated trustees, scientists, medical herbalists and education and wellbeing professionals. Dilston has close links with the universities of Newcastle, Northumbria, Durham and other institutions including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and aims to build strong links with the community.
Your donation – no matter how small – will help us raise the funds we need to maintain and preserve the physic garden, and to expand our educational reach to young people.