Opening Times, Ticket Prices & Places to Stay

2019 Summer Season

May – September
Wednesday and Saturday 11 – 4 pm
Thursday 12 – 3 pm

SUMMER OPENING May to September  Wednesday & Saturday 11am-4pm, Thursday 12-3pm

HERBAL DISPENSARY 2019 every Wednesday* 12-3pm 10 April – 18 September (*excl. Jun 10 +19)

PLANT PEOPLE event 21-24th August 2019 – please note that during this event normal physic garden admission prices do not apply – please see Plant People event listing for ticket price (note that season pass holders receive £4 off this ticket price)

WE’RE OPEN any day of the year for workshops, events and group & school visits – just get in touch

TAKEAWAY DRINKS Boost your brain and enjoy our new range of botanical tea, our botanical Hot Hot Chocolate, or cold drinks (we do not currently have a cafe).

PLEASE NOTE: Bring suitable footwear for a muddy lane! We only have partial disabled access at present; We currently do not have a card payment machine – bring change, pay by transfer or cheque; Dogs welcome on a lead – but please no relieving on any plant & take away any waste; We’re not open when temperature is on or below zero oC;

WINTER OPENING October, November & March

Wednesday & Saturday 12-3pm. We’re closed December to February

SPRING OPENING April  Wednesday & Saturday 11am to 4pm

WE’RE OPEN any day of the year for events, workshops, schools & groups – just get in touch

Ticket Prices

  • Adults

    £4 Adults (including senior citizens)

  • Concessions

    £3 Children 5-15y, Groups of 10+, Students & Registered Unemployed

  • Children

    FREE Children under 5y

  • Season Pass

    Come along anytime during opening hours:

    £10 – year Season Pass (excl. 3 months Dec-Feb when we are closed)

  • Plant People Event 21-25 August

    Please note that during this event normal physic garden admission prices do not apply – please see Plant People event listing for ticket price (note that season pass holders receive £4 off this ticket price)

Safety Caution

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.