Products for Sale
In the Physic Hut, visitors will find a range of herbal products for sale, including herbal creams, tinctures and oils for the hair, face and bath. Each product has an accompanying fact sheet explaining about the specific herb(s) chosen and the associated properties.
The Hut also displays the artwork of resident artist, Jean Dawes, from Ulgham near Morpeth who likes to paint in oils and acrylics. Inspired by the beauty of plants and flowers and their role in medicine and healing, Jean’s paintings depict the vibrancy of different herbs growing in the garden.
A range of herbs and plants, propagated by students at nearby Dilston College, is also available for purchase. Factsheets are provided free with some and there are also booklets on selected herbs available to buy.
Last year students at neighbouring Dilston College - a specialist Mencap college for students with learning difficulties/disabilities did some propagating for us and we look forward to continuing this co-operative venture in 2009.
Herbs for sale include:-
Caraway, Chamomile, Chives, Comfrey, Fennel, Lemon Balm, Mugwart, Parsley, Peppermint, Sage, Soapwort, Tansy, Thyme and Wild Garlic.
These are hand-made for us by local, registered herbalist - Ross Menzies. All herbs used in these preparations are collected either from Dilston Physic Garden or the local countryside, or sourced from an organic/biodynamic supplier. Currently the range includes the following:-
Tinctures - valerian, echinacea, fennel, lemon balm, nettle and meadowsweet.
Creams etc - frankincense face cream, comfrey/calendular ointment, joint/muscle rub and midge/mosquito repellant.
Pure Plant Oils by Dilston Woods Botanicals
Hand-made in Northumberland by Nicolette Perry and unique to Dilston Physic Garden, a sumptuous range of oils for the face, eyes, hair and body. Infused with essential oils and vitamins, these products are made to rejuvenate, refresh and moisturise. All ingredients are 100% natural, using only pure plant oils.
Information booklets on selected herbs
Herbal recipes with dried bunches of matching herbs
Botanical paintings, books, leaflets and postcards