The HERBOLOGY HOUSE , coming with the truly unique and tranquil physic garden, is available to hire for all kinds of events, from workshops, courses and meetings to lunches and small parties to university and school visits.

The 18x8ft wooden building, based on a Japanese Tea House, often contains fragrant botanicals hanging from rafters as it’s also used as a drying house.

Hire the physic garden and Herbology House any day of the week – just email to book.

Please note that when hiring out of normal public opening hours you do so independently and are responsible for opening and closing the Physic Garden and car park gates.

Hire Cost

Includes use of the 2 acre physic garden.

£55 (half day) £85 (full day)

3+ days consecutive hire rates available.

Booking confirmed on payment of deposit of half hire rate.

Bank transfer: Community Account 20-40-09  00599638 – please put initials and surname as ref.

Cheque: ‘Dilston Physic Garden Limited’, Dilston Physic Garden Corbridge Northumberland NE45 5QZ, ensure details on reverse.


  • 4 folding banquet tables, 35+ chairs, 30 cups, 2x kettle, sink, fridge and 2-ring & 1 ring electric hob
  • Flipchart, white board, projector & screen (with PC/MAC connectors)
  •  WIFI
  • Small library of books related to medicinal plants
  • Use of the 2 acre physic garden (including WC)

Please note our deposit and booking policy:  Due popular dates over the season, the deposit payable on booking and is non-refundable if less than 20 days notice for cancellation is given.

Hire is according to our Car Park, Essential Information and Terms & Conditions – please ensure you read these in advance of your event

Please note our car park and Top-up car park are short walks from the physic garden entrance (200 & 500 yards respectively).  There is close entrance access for organiser, and for those who need help can be arranged. Events may have to be cancelled if temperature on or below OoC; we currently have cold water only.


We’re working on it, but currently our car park is very small.

Please park cars only at our top-up car park – shared with Dilston scout camp – for all events and workshops.

Directions for your visitors are as follows: 

Dilston Physic Garden Parking

  • Event or workshop visitors are asked to please park only at the top-up car park and enjoy the pleasant flat walk of 500yds to Dilston Physic Garden – thank you.
  • The top-up car park is a grass field car park situated  200yds towards Hexham from the Physic Garden car park.  You will find it just off on the A695 – the turning is at the top of the hill (after the bridge coming from Corbridge). Turn directly left into the field just after turning onto the lane – please do not drive down the scout camp lane, which is private.
  • Walk down the lane, turn left onto the public footpath at the cottage & after 250yds (or 5 minutes) you’ll come to the Physic Garden entrance gate on the left.
  • For those who require closer access you can either use the closer physic garden car park (200 steps with an incline) or arrange with your event organiser to drop off directly at the physic garden entrance gate.

Dilston garden shots | Dilston Physic Garden | May 2016