Opening Times, Ticket Prices & Places to Stay
SUMMER OPENING May & June (currently) Wednesday & Saturday 11am-3pm. July to September Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday (times to be confirmed).
Please call back for updates to current opening times
WINTER OPENING October, March & April Wednesday & Saturday 12-3pm (closed November to February).
We are normally open any day of the year for school visits, workshops & events.
HERBAL DISPENSARY The Dilston Dispensary of Plant Medicine is open 2020 with NIMH affiliated medical herbalist Davina Hopkinson via Skype or Phone and, to be confirmed, in The Physic Hut Wednesdays 12-3pm 08 July – 16 September.
REFRESHMENT Enjoy our new range of aromatic botanical infusions, botanical hot chocolate or cold drinks. Please note we do not currently have a cafe.
PLEASE NOTE Bring suitable footwear for a muddy lane! Winter opening – we are not open when the temperature is on or below one degree celsius; we only have partial disabled access at present; we normally have a contactless card payment machine – but please bring change to place in the drop box or pay by transfer; dogs welcome on a lead but are not to go near plant beds; we do not have a cafe.
While plants in this physic garden are used medicinally, some are also poisonous, even common plants that grow in most gardens like delphinium, euphorbia, foxglove, laburnum & yew, plus others like mandrake, belladonna and poison ivy (see our Magic & Medicine Area). Do not eat or put any in, or near, your mouth unless you have consulted a Staff member on identification and safety. The physic garden cannot be held responsible if you do.
If you are considering taking a plant medicinally always consult a registered medical herbalist and inform your healthcare provider if you are taking any medication or have any medical conditions. You can also refer to an authoritative website, for example www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/.
Please watch your step, the physic garden ground and Herbology House floor are uneven and slippery when wet.
Places To Stay
PLACES TO STAY Visit Northumberland has places to stay including hotels, cottages & bothies. There are plenty of Air BnB places in Hexham and in wider Northumberland including Birch bothy which has herb garden. There are a number of nearby B&Bs in Corbridge & Hexham and we can recommend Bridge House Bed & Breakfast in Hexham. You can bunker down in several Camping Barns & Hostels such as Demesne and Slackhouse Farm or see Your Northumberland for other camping, caravan sites, glamping, shepherd huts & wigwams. Shepherds Dene House accommodates groups.