Types of Herb Gardens
Bee GardenThese plants are especially attractive to bees: basil, beebalm, borage, catnip, chamomile, fennel, germander, horehound, hyssop, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage, savory and thyme.
Indoor Herb GardenPlan an indoor herb garden for year-round flavor and fragrance: try basil, bay, chervil, chives, dill, fennel, lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon and thyme. Be sure to provide adequate light!
Shakespeare GardenThe following are nonpoisonous plants mentioned in the writings of Shakespeare. All were popular in Elizabethan England: bay, burnet, calendula, carnation, chamomile, hyssop, johnny-jump-up, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, mustard, myrtle, parsley, pinks, rose, rosemary, savory, strawberry and thyme.
Medieval GardenThese are among the plants that were protected within the walled monastery gardens during the Middle Ages: angelic, caraway, chives, iris, johnny-jump-ups, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, pinks, rose, rosemary, sage, santolina and southernwood.
Fragrance GardenA garden designed for fragrances is a delight to all the senses. Use angelica, basil, beebalm, bergamot, catnip, chamomile, curry plant, scented geraniums, heliotrope, hyssop, jasmine, lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, marjoram, mint, myrtle, pennyroyal, pineapple sage, rosemary, sage, savory, southernwood, tansy, thyme, valerian and sweet woodruff.
Gray and Silver GardenGray and silver gardens are an old tradition in English gardening. Some plants to use are: apple mint, sage, gray lavender cotton, horehound, lamb's ear, lavender, silver thyme and yarrow.