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 (a Wednesday or Saturaday) you do so independently and are responsible for opening and closing the Physic Garden and car park gates.

Hire Cost

which includes use of the 2 acre physic garden are

£42 (half day) or £70 (full day)

3+ days consecutive hire can be arranged. Please contact us for price.

Booking is confirmed on payment.

Pay by bank transfer – DPG Community Account, 20-40-09  Barclays Bank 00599638 ensure initials in reference                or cheque to ‘Dilston Physic Garden Limited’, Dilston Physic Garden Corbridge Northumberland NE45 5QZ, ensure details on reverse.


  • 5 folding banquet tables, 40 chairs, 20 mugs, 2x kettle, sink, fridge and 2-ring electric hob
  • Flipchart, white board and a screen & projector (with PC & MAC connectors)
  •  WIFI is available (please ask for the passcode)
  • 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 to other people wanting to use your booking space, the deposit payable on booking is non-refundable if less than 14 days notice for cancellation is given.

Hire is according to our Car Parking, Essential Information and Terms & Conditions policy.  Please read our Herbology House Use checklist in advance of your event.  If you have not received this document please email

Please note our car park and overflow car park is located a 500 yard walk from the physic garden.  Access for organiser and those who need help can be arranged.


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 – if you are holding your event or coming to an event on a public open day  – a Wednesday, Thursday afternoon or Saturday.

Directions for your visitors are as follows: 

Dilston Physic Garden Parking

  • Due to the small size of the car park, event or workshop visitors are asked to please park only at the top-up car park and walk 500yds to Dilston Physic Garden – thank you.
  • The top-up car park is a grassy 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. Turn directly left into the field just after turning onto lane – please do not drive down the scout camp lane, which is private.
  • Walk 500yds 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) or arrange with your event organiser drop off at the physic garden entrance gate.

Dilston garden shots | Dilston Physic Garden | May 2016