Everyone is welcome! The herb garden is a popular destination with its picnic benches. It’s a relaxing area to sit and read a book, have a picnic or just sunbathe and watch the bees and butterflies. Its where the volunteers take their coffee break at 11.30am on Wednesdays and Sundays. Please come and say hello as we are always keen to talk to you and hear your views or just have a chat.
The gate at the entrance is to stop dogs from wandering in on their own. You and your dog are welcome but please remember that the herbs are often picked and used for culinary purposes.
We are trying to increase the amount of herbs grown and have compiled a list below of those already in the herb garden. Soft culinary herbs such as basil, coriander, dill, parsley and tarragon need daily care and watering. We have grown them but they have not thrived so we’re not continuing with them at the moment. Water is a precious commodity and we have increased our rain water storage in the herb garden but it is never enough. We ran out last year at the beginning of June! We will be looking at ways to further increase our storage supply. We ask that you take your rubbish and recycling home with you as we currently have no recycling facility. Please be thoughtful as it’s the volunteers that have to clean up after you and carry your rubbish up the hill!
We hope you enjoy this special area.
- Curry plant (Helichrysum Italicum)
- Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)
- Feverfew Tanicetum
- Liquorice wild (not edible)
- Lemon Balm
- Lemon Verbena
- Mint (various)
- Thyme (Lemon and Orange)
- Winter Savoury