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Dilston Physic Garden

Extraordinary yet tranquil medicinal garden overlooking a winding river.

  • 4.6

  • from 8 Google reviews

About the garden

Want to learn about the healing powers of plants? Look no further than Dilston Physic Garden. This unique garden in the beautiful Northumberland countryside is an unexpected treat filled with over 700 medicinal plants.

The magic and creativity behind this 2-acre space is immediately obvious. Visitors are greeted by a striking red Japanese Torii gate – a structure related to the Shinto religion. Beyond this, you can lounge on the soothing Chamomile Lawn, meet the resident Buddhas within the Bamboo Walk, relax by the Tranquillity Pool in the glorious meadow and discover the plant used to make the most-used drug aspirin. Dilston houses a varied collection of flora from the familiar glowing Daffodils and delicate Cherry Blossoms to the more unusual Angelicas and plants scientifically proven to benefit our health and wellbeing.

Wander along a calming nature trail, then rest on the Aroma Seat among floral fragrances while the kids plant a magic bean. Don’t forget to buy some medicinal botanical tea to enjoy at home.

How long is a typical visit?

The average visitor spends 1 - 2 hours (Quarter Day) at Dilston Physic Garden.

Opening times

March, April & November Wednesday & Saturday 12PM - 3PM May - October Wednesday - Saturday 11AM - 4PM December Christmas Open Days

Useful details

Garden area

2 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - You can lock up your bike.

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved). Direct vehicle access is impossible except in dry weather and gravel paths are narrow with edging to beds.

Shops

Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Northumberland, NE45 5QZ

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Find the garden

Dilston Physic Garden
Northumberland
NE45 5QZ
Sat Nav Postcode
NE45 5QZ
Public Transport
Bus route 10 connects the garden to Corbridge train station (1 mile away), though there is a short walk to reach the garden.
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 8 Google reviews

Rosalind Winter

11 months ago

5

An absolute gem. Beautiful, quirky, informative - I can't remember when I last enjoyed a garden visit so much, and I went away with my head buzzing with ideas for my own garden. The staff were lovely too: I mentioned that I'd been hoping to find a horse-radish root on the plant stall, but there wasn't one - so they dug one up for me!

Mairi Macdonald

11 months ago

5

Forget the Alnwick Poison Garden, this small but perfectly formed physic garden is quirky, fascinating and informative. In addition to the myriad plants, organised by themes, the space has been complemented with sculptures, seating and an eclectic collection of bits & bobs, found in any home, and used to transform the space. It's not the easiest place to find, but well worth the few wrong turns it took to get there.

Geoff Phillips

8 months ago

5

Lovely, peaceful, garden with medicinal plants

Carl Harper

a year ago

4

Fascinating place, with a so many interesting little areas to explore. A great place, and a great idea that could be wonderful. I didn't realise you guys were a charity so I have edited my initial review.

Jane Paslawska

2 years ago

4

A wonderful peaceful and calming place with lots of secret places.Grandaughters loved it

Contact the garden

07879 533875

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