The Herb Garden

The Herb Garden

Across the ages, herbs have always been highly esteemed for their culinary, medical and cosmetic uses, and can make a valuable and attractive addition to any garden. Many herbs have striking foliage and can fill the garden with delightful, heady aromas, from the sweet apple perfume of chamomile to the pungent, minty fragrance of thyme.

In this section, we take a look at planning and growing your own herb garden, along with harvesting and storage advice.

The Use of Herbs
Find out how to use herbs in cooking, medicine and cosmetics ...
Growing Herbs
A look at the many ways to grow herbs: in containers, raised beds, formal herb gardens or amongst vegetables or ornamental plants ...
Companion Planting
Find out which herbs to plant to increase the vitality of your other plants, or those that can attract pollinators or repel pests ...
Preparing to Plant Herbs
How to prepare the site for growing herbs ...
Planting a Herb Garden
Tips on how to plant container-grown herbs ...
Harvesting Herbs
How to harvest the leaves, seeds and roots of herbs to capture the best flavour ...
Preserving Herbs
Some handy tips on how to preserve herbs by drying, freezing or storing in oils ...
The Gardening Year
Advice on when to plant and harvest annual, biennial and perennial herbs ...