Opening Times

Please note we are not open if the temperature is on or below 1°C

March Wednesday and Saturday 12-3pm

April Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 12-3pm.

May to September Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 11 – 4pm

October Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 11am – 4pm

November Wednesday & Saturday 12-3pm

December Christmas Aromatic Weekend Saturday 03 /Sunday 04 December 2022 11am-3pm

January and February Closed

Open any day for Group or School visits by appointment and for workshops, events and private hire.

Dilston Dispensary of Plant Medicine is back in May at the physic garden on Wednesdays 12.30-3pm (please check back for excluded dates). You can also see NIMH medical herbalist Davina Hopkinson at her clinic or your home or have an appointment online: davinaherbalist@gmail.com

Adult

£6 Adults (including senior citizens)

Children

£4 Children 5-15y, FREE Children under 5y

Season Pass

Come along anytime during opening hours £15 One year Season Pass (excl. Jan-Feb when we are closed)

Family Season Pass

Come along anytime during opening hours £35 One year Season Pass for 2 adults and 2 children (excl. Jan-Feb when we are closed)

GOOD TO KNOW

Workshop, Event & Volunteer Parking is in our Top-up Car Park only (shared with Dilston scouts) – allow for an 5-10-minute flat walk; please do not park in the small visitor car park.

Booking You do not need to book your entrance (including for Gardener’s World entrance)

Footwear Please bring suitable footwear for a muddy lane.

Freeze We are not open when the temperature is on or below 1 oC.

Takeaway drinks Enjoy a cup from our range of Botanical Teas or Spiced Cacao  – available outside/takeaway 12-3pm.

Payment by contactless/ card machine, transfer or cash by dropbox – please bring change if you can.

Dogs are welcome, on a lead at all times, but please do not allow them to go near plant beds and waste must be taken home. A dog water bowl is provided outside The Physic Shop.

WC We have one WC that is is open March to October only (WC is closed November to February).

Access We only have limited disabled access at present.

Safety Caution

DON’T FORGET OUR ESSENTIAL ADVICE

When visiting Dilston Physic Garden please be aware that some plants are poisonous. While many 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 touch or eat any plant unless you have consulted a staff member on identification and safety. The physic garden cannot be held responsible if you do.

If you are allergic to bee stings please avoid the east corner of the garden / orchard area.

Please watch your step, the lanes to the physic garden, the physic garden ground and the Herbology House floor are uneven and slippery when wet.

When using plants as medicines it is important to know that some plant medicines can interact with other medications and some are not advised in certain medical conditions. If you are considering taking a plant medicinally always first consult a NIMH registered medical herbalist and inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, have any medical condition or are taking any medication.

Always be sure of the identity of your plant and source plant medicine products from an established reputable source only, read any caution and do not exceed the recommended dose and duration (but note that there is an effective dose and duration).

For further information on preparations, dose, effects, side-effects, interactions with other drugs visit https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/herb_All.html and  http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/ or consult a NIMH registered medical herbalist.

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