Even though herbs can be grown with other plants in a cottage garden, mixed border, or kitchen garden, many people prefer to grow them in special herb gardens.
These are very different depending on how much space is available and what the gardener wants.
Herb Garden Design
Here are some herb garden plans beginners to get started with
A formal layout can look good, like a wheel shape or a checkerboard pattern. Most of the time, each herb gets the same amount of space in this design. If there won’t be enough of a particular favorite, the herb can be used more than once, maybe in a different color each time.
The best way for these designs to look good is for all the plants to be about the same low height so that the whole pattern can be seen at once. You can use thyme, marjoram, chives, basil, or chamomile.
The knot garden is an old way of putting together a herb garden. The herbs are planted in rows or ribbons to make a complex design. The best plants for this are neat shrubs that can be trimmed into shape.
Using lavender, curry plant, hyssop, germander, and Santolina is OK. You can put colorful herbs, gravel, or flowering plants in the spaces between the low hedges.
If there is room and your family has a coat of arms, you could make it into a knot garden and look down on it from the window of your manor house or castle.
Parterres are also a traditional way to grow all kinds of plants that can be eaten, and they can look very nice. Herbs are often better than vegetables in prominent spots because they last longer, and getting rid of them won’t ruin the overall look.
Box trees shaped like topiaries or rosemary bushes that have been neatly trimmed could be used to add structure in the winter.
Indoor Herb Garden
Herbs in containers can also look nice and are a great way to grow many different herbs in a small space. You can put one plant in each pot or arrange groups of plants in larger containers.
You can use window boxes, wooden barrels, chimney pots, and even baskets that hang from the ceiling.
Herbs can also be used to make lawns, herb seats, or a meadow where people can walk or sit.
There’s no need to make a formal garden, though. A few herbs can be planted among other plants or in a separate bed in the same way as a herbaceous border.