The Ornamental Herb Garden, Catherine Mason provides a
wealth of imaginative ideas for creating beautiful herb gardens
of all kinds, from simple window boxes filled with culinary herbs,
to herb borders and traditional knot gardens.
Herbs are among the most
valuable of garden plants, but their ornamental qualities are all
too often overlooked. Good design is the essential starting point
of any garden, and the book takes you through every stage of the
Guidance is given on
siting the herb garden, choosing a layout and constructing the hard
landscape of paths and walls, and there are numerous ideas for embellishing
the lot with seats, sundials, statuary and topiary. The chapter
on planting explains all the practicalities, as well as how to grow
herbs to make the most of their colours, shapes, textures and scents.
Eight specifically photographed
case studies of established herb gardens show how all this information
can be put into practice, and a plant directory selects and describes
50 of the very best plants for the ornamental herb garden. With
its combination of striking photographs, informative artworks and
accessible text, this book will enable anyone to create their own
stunning herb garden.
Gardener, Issue 105, September 5-18, 2002, Page 30
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH