The Herb Garden features raised planting beds with herbs that appeal to all the senses such as scented, culinary, and tea-making herbs. In the back is an outdoor fireplace and kitchen.
Curator Allison Warning works with catmint, an herb that is especially pleasing to the eye. The raised beds let Allison, who has multiple sclerosis, lead an active gardening life.
The sense of touch: a Linnaeus Gardener gets ready to let guests feel the velvety softness of Lamb’s ear.
This cheerful beauty is chamomile, used to make chamomile tea, commonly drunk to help with sleep.
Hayley and her daughter Elise enjoy the scent of echinacea. Also known as purple coneflower, this plant is popularly believed to ward off infections such as the common cold.
There’s always a lot to learn at the Linnaeus Teaching Garden. On parsley, the favorite host plant of the black swallowtail butterfly, you are likely to see its caterpillar stage.
Curator Allison Warning shows visitors how you can create an ornamental topiary bush out of rosemary. The center island also features several different varieties of basil and other herbs.
Sound: a visitor relaxes in the Herb Garden and fills it with music. Herbs such as lemon grass also make pleasant sounds when stirred by a breeze.