a Botanic garden Rooted in science


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Recognised for our expertise in plant medicine and our scientific research, Dilston Physic Garden is a 2-acre oasis of natural habitat featuring 700 European medicinal species, each accompanied by signboards with their up-to-date medicinal properties and mechanisms of action, all rooted in rigorous scientific evidence.

Dilston is not just a garden to visit, but a living physic garden. As a charity we are devoted to educating on the scientific research into, and the therapeutic use of, medicinal plants for health, medicine, and mental well-being.

As a unique botanic garden, breaking free from convention, Dilston is truly a garden for mind, body, and spirit. The organic garden design provides a tranquil space for relaxation and inspiration. As you embark on your journey of botanical discovery, wander the meadow and labyrinth, relax on our chamomile lawn and clear your mind in the meditation hut. Explore specialist collections of medicinal plants shown to improve memory, mood, sleep and more. The whole garden is lovingly cared for by volunteers

What's new

As we prepare for our March opening, we eagerly anticipate the findings from our second ‘Memory Tincture’ trial, investigating the impact of three key medicinal plants on memory. Additionally, we are actively coordinating an upcoming ‘Memory Tea’ study. If you’re interested in participating in the tea study, feel free to reach out and get involved. Don’t forget to check out our What’s On and Resources pages for the latest workshops and for posts to explore ways to make medicinal plants part of your daily routine.

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As a registered charity receiving no central funding, your donation – no matter how small – is essential to help us raise the funds we need to maintain and preserve the physic garden, and to expand our educational reach to young people.

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