Herb-garden-in-bloom-001Throughout history herbs have been collected, cultivated, studied, and used by many different civilizations. Modern herb gardens have been particularly influenced by the medieval gardens of European monastic communities. This Herb Garden displays traditionally inspired plantings surrounding the ornamental sundial and knot gardens, as well as sections divided according to the primary use of each herb. The collection features rare and unusual plants along with the familiar that provide food, flavorings, fragrances, teas, medicines, dyes, wine, beer, and liquors.

Here we use the term herb broadly to mean a useful plant. “Natural” herbs are not necessarily safe. Do not eat or taste any part of the plants in this garden.