Opening Times, Ticket Prices & Places to Stay

2019 Winter Season

October & March: Wednesday & Saturday 12 – 3 pm

WINTER OPENING October & March Wednesday & Saturday 12-3pm

Closed November to February but OPEN any day of year for workshops & events and group & school visits – just get in touch

EXTRA PHYSIC SHOP OPENING The Physic Shop will open for two stocking-filler days – come along to enjoy a taster of our Botanical Hot Chocolate and explore some great botanically-minded gifts – including our hand-blended science-backed aromatic teas for the mind, best-selling Botanical Brain Balms book, Happy Incense and 2019 Honey direct from physic garden bees. While stocks last! Saturday 30th November 10am-3pm Monday 2nd December 11-3pm (-to coincide with Corbridge Late Night Christmas Shopping).

HERBAL DISPENSARY will be back summer 2020 – call back January for dates & times

TAKEAWAY DRINKS Enjoy our new signature range of fragrant science-backed botanical infusions (Sleep Tea, Calm Tea, Happy Tea, Memory Tea, Uplift Tea & Physic Tea), our botanical Hot Hot Chocolate, or cold drinks (please note we do not currently have a cafe).

NOTE: Bring suitable footwear for a muddy lane! We’re not open when temperature is on or below zero oC. We only have partial disabled access at present; We normally have a card payment machine – but please bring change or pay by transfer; Dogs welcome on a lead but are not to go near any plant & leave any waste

SPRING OPENING April  Wednesday & Saturday 11am to 3pm

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

OPEN any day of year for events & workshops, group & curriculum-based school visits- 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)

  • 21st-24th August 2019 Ticket Price

    We are open Wednesday 21st – Saturday 24th of August 2019 – where admission is at a higher charge incorporating two exciting new events brought to you by TheLab – daytime Plant People : Adult £12/ Concession £7/ Family Ticket £31, and evening Cognition Boosters Adult £35.

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.