Opening Times

NEW OPENING TIMES – STARTING 03 JULY 2024

SUMMER 5 days

May to October

Wednesday to Sunday 11am-4pm

WINTER 3 days*

November to April

Friday to Sunday 12-3pm

*Check our website & social media for updates – we are not open in severe or freezing weather.

December Christmas Aromatic Weekend Saturday 30 November & Sunday 01 December 2024 11am-3pm.

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

Dilston Dispensary of Plant Medicine is back at the physic garden by appointment 12-2.30pm Wednesdays May to September 2024 – please contact in advance NIMH medical herbalist Davina Hopkinson davinaherbalist@gmail.com. Alternatively you can make an appointment at Davina’s clinic, your home, by telephone or online.

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Adult

£8 Adults (including senior citizens)

Concessions

£4 Children 5-15y, Students, Universal and Pension Credit, Refugee status
£5 per Adult for groups of 10 or more
FREE Children under 5y

Season Pass

A great deal! Come along anytime during opening hours
£25 One year Season Pass

Family Season Pass

Come along anytime during opening hours
£50 One Year Season Pass for 2 Adults + 2 Children

GOOD TO KNOW

Workshop, Event & Volunteer parking is in our Top-Up car park only (shared with Dilston Scouts) – allow for a pleasant 5-10-minute flat walk down the lane to the physic garden; please do not park in the small visitor car park. The Top-Up car park is situated 200 yards from the small bridge towards Hexham, at the top of the hill turn left into the lane and turn left again into the grass-field car park.

Find Us Please click here for directions and further details on parking at the physic garden. There is a Bus Stop a 5-minute walk from the lane entrance, and Corbridge Train Station is a 20-minute walk along the road, or a pleasant 45-minute walk along the River Tyne from Corbridge.

Booking You do not need to book your entrance currently (including for Gardener’s World 2-for-1 entrance)

Footwear Please bring suitable footwear for a muddy lane!

Freeze We are not open in freezing or severe weather

Takeaway drinks Enjoy a cup from our range of Botanical Infusions or Spiced Cacao – available outside/takeaway 

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

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

WC We have one WC at present, open March to October only – our EcoWC is open November to February.

Access We only have limited disabled access at present, please get in touch for further information.

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 and yew, plus others like mandrake, belladonna and poison ivy in our Magic & Medicine Collection.  Please do not touch or eat any plant. 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 at a medicinal level, it is important to know that they act just like medical drugs and can interact with other medications, and some are not advised in certain medical conditions. If you are considering taking a plant medicine to treat a condition, do not stop taking any medication you have been prescribed, and first consult a NIMH medical herbalist and inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, have any medical condition, allergy or are taking any medication.

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 each individual.

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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