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Herb Garden

The Herb Garden is modeled after a traditional European-style garden, with plants organized neatly into straight rows. This formally designed garden space is a stark contrast to the winding pathways and curved garden beds you will find in other areas throughout Dow Gardens.

The plants you see growing in the Herb Garden were carefully chosen for their taste, aroma, and aesthetic appeal. The area is bordered by Green Mountain boxwood and features dwarf Korean lilacs in the center. The plot houses an artfully arranged rotation of basil, lavender, sage, and parsley of differing varieties. We encourage you to sample a leaf or two and see which variety you like best!    

Dow Gardens Audio Tour
  1. Visitor Center & Gift Shop
  2. Birch Grove
  3. Boulder Pass & Waterfall
  4. Streamside
  5. Conservatory
  6. Secret Garden
  7. Herb Garden
  8. Sun Bridge
  9. The Pines
  10. The Yew Maze
  11. Willow Wedding Site
  12. Red Bridge Overlook & The Maze
  13. Founders' Circle
  14. The Bumps
  15. Observation Island
  16. Wedding Peninsula
  17. Rhododendron Trail
  18. Children's Garden
  19. Rose Garden & Trial Beds
  20. Rose Garden Bridge
  21. Orange Bridge Overlook & The Snake Creek Floodplain
  22. Orchard
  23. Mini Pines
  24. Wildflower Meadow
  25. Playground
  26. Forest Trails
  27. Covered Bridge
  28. Canopy Walk
  29. Education Center