03 January 2021

A gloomy end to a gloomy year. Let's hope for a better 2021. Although, strictly speaking, we weren't locked down, we might as well have been. Restrictions on household numbers effectively kiboshed...

P1010007We dropped in to Dilston Physic Garden on a fine morning in October. The garden is located midway between Corbridge and Hexham, in Northumberland.Click the Read More for some photographs taken around the gardenThe text below is from the garden's website, worth a look as it explains the garden's origin and the science behind the plant collections.

"Dilston is a living physic garden, a dedicated enterprise for education and scientific research on the use of medicinal plants for health, medicine and the mind. 

Explore this tranquil physic garden and its two acre collection of 800 European medicinal species. Home to specialist collections of medicinal plants that, when taken as plant medicine, are shown to be clinically effective to lower anxiety, depression and insomnia and improve mood, memory and more. Dilston is a unique and tranquil space, a perfect environment for relaxation and improving mental-wellbeing. 

Dilston Physic Garden began in the early 1990’s to grow plants for scientific research. First opening for group and university visits, it then opened to the public in 2005, and established as a charity for educational and research purposes in 2007. Dilston now has a great deal to offer both to visitors from near and far, and to the local community."

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