A sensory delight!
Discover the multitude of uses for plants whether for health and healing, cooking, beauty or decoration. This garden is a sensory delight not just for the visitor, but also the busy birds and bees foraging on the diverse range of fragrant flowers and seeds.
The Herb Garden contains plants used for millennia around the world for food, drink, medicine, insect repellent, dyes, cosmetics and perfume. Copy what we grow so you too can add some tasty and healthy ingredients to your cooking. Enjoy the additional benefits of planting herbs – whether as companion plants to confuse pests, to attract beneficial insects to the garden, or to add year round interest.
Alongside well-known herbs, learn about some unusual, exotic and heritage varieties such as galangal, moiga ginger, turmeric, lambs ears, chervil and arrowroot. Admire the delicate, deliciously scented flowers of the lemon myrtle. The Herb Garden is particularly buzzing with life over summer, however Auckland’s mild climate means that we are able to grow a diverse range of plants in winter too – in fact many are more suited to the cooler, wetter time of year. Visit us for year-round ideas to add some interesting seasonal flavours to your kitchen garden.