Be a part of the future of Dilston Physic Garden.
Dilston Physic Garden is dedicated to increasing awareness of medicinal plants for health and medicine. As a registered charity we receive no central funding and rely on donations. The charity is run by a small group of scientists, medical herbalists and volunteers.
Read about our current projects below.
Support Our Current Projects
How Your Donations Will Help
The garden currently has two large ongoing projects we’re working to fund:
Herb Drying House
Within our shop we produce multiple products ourselves, with the help of our wonderful volunteers – and we aim to use as many of our own locally grown herbs in our products as possible. With the development of our new tea plantation, the amount of herbs we produce has increased drastically, and we believe we are creating a much better quality of product as a result.
The logical continuation of this work is now to try and build a dedicated space to dry the plants we have grown. As our charity grows and we produce more exciting work, we are also finding we need more space. A small place to dry herbs may not seem like much, but it will be a tremendous help to the day-to-day work within the garden and provide a place for members of the community to experience volunteering for wellbeing.
Education is at the core of who we are as a charity. Following on from a successful pilot in schools, we are expanding our program of workshops.
Pupils get access to information and hands-on experiences with herbs and learn about the exciting subject of phytochemistry.
We are developing educational software and creating structured, informative, material linked with schools’ PCSHE curricula.
Pupils report having access to these workshops has enormous benefits to their physical and mental wellbeing. Eg. Increased concentration, self-nurturing, relaxation, and enjoyment in the natural world.