Talks, Tours and Educational Visits
We are delighted to be open for pre-booked group visits.
Enjoy a tour, talk or workshop here at Dilston Physic Garden.
Talks and Tours
Organised by prior arrangement and dependant on availability, just let us know your needs and we will do our best to accommodate.
Please note tours & talks are charged in addition to admission price (reduced cost of £4 per person). Group size for walk around tours is limited to 15. We can give a talk and screen presentation to up to 25 in our classroom.
A fascinating all round introduction to a physic garden and Dilston Physic Garden, talking you round how the physic garden began, the different gardens and special collections
£40, 30 minutes | £70 , 60 minutes.
A popular talk/tour given by a medical herbalist. Explore the wonderful medicine chest of our native plants and some of the wild foods available too. Bringing plants to life and appreciating the beauty of the physic garden, you might never see a hedgerow in the same way again!
£45, 30 minutes | £80, 60 minutes.
Botanical Brain Balms
A popular talk / tour given by either Professor Elaine Perry (curator and neuroscientist) or Dr Nicolette Perry (pharmacognosist and physic garden director), this tour introduces the concept of a physic garden with a focus on plants shown by science to enhance sleep, memory, mood and more.
Please note: Dr Nicolette Perry regularly gives outreach Botanical Brain Balms talks and dependant on availability can talk to your group – please state this in the enquiry form below.
£45, 30 minutes | £80, 60 minutes
University and College Visits
There are numerous opportunities, dependant on availability, for students and student groups to learn from the physic garden across a range of subject areas including botany, medical herbalism/ plant medicine, history, horticulture, pharmacognosy, complementary medicine and folklore, including essential information on the growing use of plant medicine for the medical and pharmacy student.
We provide tours and talks, all science-backed, and dependent on the students needs, based on themes such as;
- Natures Pharmacy.
- History & Facts Behind Plants Essential to Human Health.
- Medical Drugs From Plants.
- Plant versus Drug Debate.
- Science-backed Plants to Relieve Anxiety, Depression, Pain and Enhance Sleep, Memory & Attention.
Pricing dependent on requirements and length of tour, talk and/or workshop.