Talks & Tours

Bring your group to the physic garden and enjoy a tour, talk or demo – by prior arrangement and dependant on availability – just let us know your needs and we’ll do our best to accommodate. Please note tours & talks are charged in addition to admission.

  • Intro Tour

    A fascinating all round introduction to a physic garden and Dilston, talking you round the different gardens and special collections (£25, 20-30 minutes).

  • Plant Medicine

    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 the plants to life, appreciate the beauty of the physic garden, and never see a hedgerow in the same way again (£30, 20-30 minutes; £55, 60 minutes).

  • Botanical Brain Boosters

    Given by Elaine Perry (curator and creator of Dilston Physic Garden & emeritus professor of neuroscience) or Dr Nicolette Perry (pharmacognosist and science director), this tour introduces the concept of a physic garden with a focus on plants shown by science to boost the brain and mind (£25, 20-30 minutes).

  • School Visits

    We also offer visits for school children that fit into your current curriculum needs, children love the physic garden!

  • Student Groups

    Dependent on availability we can give a short introductory science based talks such s ‘Natures Pharmacy’ and other tours for older school children, science, medical, M.Sc. or other students (at £30/hr)

  • Horticultural Tour

    Given by medical herbalist and horticulturalist Jill Schnabel, who takes you round the physic garden from the gardeners perspectives (£45/hr)