A Library of Herbs

This garden features over 500 varieties of herbs, or plants that have human use or significance. Noted by a leading public garden director as the best-quality herb garden in the U.S., the herbs in this garden are uniquely arranged into 17 theme beds, including Fragrant Herbs, Medicinal Herbs, Culinary Herbs, and Herbs of Native Americans. Each plant is labeled with its common and scientific name, and a description of its use.

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More About the Garden

The garden’s walls are made from local stone. The millstone in the center was retrieved from an old mill site on Fall Creek. The split rail fence is made of rot-resistant black locust.

Garden History

Self-guided Tour

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