Herb Garden of Well-Being

Plants That Can Make Our Lives Better

The design for the Herb Garden was created by renowned horticulturist Holly Shimizu, the former executive director of the U.S. Botanic Garden. The garden is designed to showcase and tell the story of herbs and spices in the tropics and sub-tropics.

The formal area of the Herb Garden is broken down into four sections centered around a low bubbling fountain: herbs used for flavoring, herbs used for teas, herbs used in ceremonies, and herbs used for health. The trees and shrubs outside the formal area contrast with the formality of a traditional herb garden.

Collection Highlights:

Balsam (Impatiens balsamina) – Garden annual, bee and nectar-feeding bird plant. Traditional remedy for many ailments, fractures and skin afflictions.
Cuban Oregano (Plectranthus ‘Coleus’ amboinicus) – Cooking and medicinal uses.