What to See and Do

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When you visit us, here are some of the things you can get up to
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Relax, take 2 minutes out, watch a moment of Dilston Physic Garden.

Unwind, take it easy, away from life’s hustle and bustle. Relax on the calming chamomile lawn, wander the medicinal meadow, soak up the sun on the sundial seat, walk the labyrinth or be soothed by the wind sculpture.

Explore medicinal plants and nature. Find plants that have given us cutting edge medical drugs, like the foxglove (giving us the heart drug digoxin) or wander the 100 willow coppice – dedicated to the most used medical drug in the world.

On your way make a wish at the Cloutie Tree, meet the botanical sculptures like Mugwort Goddess and Belladonna and Archangelica and stop by the TimeSpaceZone to see plant medicines used around the world and through history.

Children can visit the Witch’s Den, play croquet, giant chess or plant a magic bean.
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Hit the trial – enjoy and Introductory Trail or Calm, Happy or Memory Trails. Children can follow the Explorer Trail.
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Sit, lie or even snooze on our soft fragrant Chamomile Lawn, breathe in the aromatics released from the Roman Chamomile – the plant shown in controlled trials to lower anxiety and stress and promote sleep.
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Rest weary bones on the Aroma Seat, a stone built seat surrounded by aromatic plant species.
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Wind down and walk our  Botanical Labyrinth. If you ask a question at the beginning of your walk, perhaps you will have answer at the end!
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Join an inspiring talk, tour, workshop or course and discover how plants can help transform your life with plants to promote health and for medicine and plenty for rejuvenating body and mind. Make first botanical aid kits or discover complementary practises for wellbeing that take place in this tranquil physic garden, from creative writing and drawing to mindfulness and tai chi. Children also enjoy Children’s Potion Club and Junior Herbalist Club through the season.
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Consult one of our affiliated medical herbalists in the physic garden that grows the prescribed medicines. Dilston Dispensary of Plant Medicine is open every Wednesday in the summer or online throughout the year.
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Made at the physic garden with as many herbs as we can grow and crafted by experts on the science of what the plant can do for the mind. Our range of 10 botanical teas are all rooted in the science – Happy Tea is the the most popular, though our Memory Tea is a close second.
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Discover fascinating facts from our information signboards – telling you about each plant, from folklore and traditional use to modern plant medicine and science
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Experience nature with the 800 species of beautiful medicinal flora as they grow and change through the seasons.

Our visitors come back through Spring to Winter just to see the garden changes each month (our season ticket help with this)
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Bring your group or school group to the physic garden and enjoy a tour, talk or workshop – 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 price. Contact info@dilstonphysicgarden.com.
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Spot our specially commissioned sculptures inspired by the most noteworthy medicinal plants. Meet Angelica Archangel, the Mugwort Goddess, Yin Yang the Dragon, Belladonna, Mandrake, the Foxglove Fairy and our beautiful red Phoenix
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Take our seasonal discovery of plants for health and medicine with our inspiring 10-day Foundation in Plant Medicine.
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Take home our local honey produced by physic garden bees who buzz around all the scented medicinal plants, the hives are looked after by Stamfordham Bees.
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See the Haiku (short Japanese poetry) on the relationship of plants and people, that has formed from the floating words on the Tranquillity Pool
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Browse locally produced restorative and medicinal botanical products in our little physic shop
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