The Herb Garden

By Malcolm Hillier


Over centuries, herbs have been cultivated in the kitchen garden for their flavour and healing properties.

This guide reveals how these versatile and rewarding plants can be used creatively within their traditional parameters, and how they can happily cross the boundary into the decorative garden to provide a heady range of colour, form and fragrance. It begins with an artwork of a herb garden in high summer, helping the reader vizualise how the creative ideas in the book can be translated into a complete garden. Treatment is then given to growing herbs in borders and flower beds, around seats, arches and arbours, along paths and as hedges and in containers. Using combinations of herbs, all matched for growing conditions and season of interest, photographs demonstrate imaginative ways to plant up specific areas and create special design features.

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