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 herbs and how they affect our lives and sense of well-being through culinary, medicine, ceremonial and aromatherapy.
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.