Opening Times, Ticket Prices & Places to Stay

2018/9 Winter Season

Wednesday and Saturday 11-4pm

SPRING OPENING April  Wednesday & Saturday 11am to 4pm

INCLUDING Dilston Dispensary of Herbal Medicine 12-3pm from April 10th

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

Please note: We’re not open when temperature is on or below zero oC; Please bring suitable footwear for a muddy lane! We only have partial disabled access at present; We currently do not have a card payment machine – pay by cash, transfer or cheque; Dogs are welcome on a lead – but please – no peeing on plants or mess left anywhere!

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

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

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

WINTER OPENING October, November & March

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

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

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

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.