Martha's Culinary Herb Garden
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Martha Stewart's Culinary Herb Garden, a display of the finest culinary herbs personally selected by Martha Stewart and her team of gardening experts, will be one of the highlights of "The Edible Garden," The New York Botanical Garden's campus-wide summer program celebrating edible plants. Martha brings her distinctive design aesthetic to the historic Luce Herb Garden, redesigning it to display a rich selection of herbs. Come take a sneak peak.
A wrought-iron gate welcomes you.
A view of the garden inside the gate. Next, a look at some of the Herb Garden's special features.
A young bunny discovers the herb garden and has a look around.
Precisely pruned boxwood is in juxtaposition to the many shapes of the garden's herb plantings.
The three tuteurs in the herb garden were designed and fabricated by sculptor and blacksmith James DeMartis. Learn more about James's work.
The custom-made pots were made by potter Ben Wolff. Learn more about Ben's work.
Taking It In
This robin could not resist the allure of the garden's many fragrant herbs and plants.
The curly tops of the wrought iron mimic some of the garden's herb plant shapes.
A place to sit back and take in the sights and smells of the garden. Here's a look at some of the stars of the herb garden.
Angelica is a striking architectural shade plant with bold leaves and a showy, flat head composed of many tiny, star-shaped yellow-green flowers.
This striking hybrid of anise hyssop makes a bold statement in a garden.
Artemesia pontica 'Silver Frost'
A sea of pewter-colored foliage is not a common sight in an herb garden. The Silver Frost has finely shaped downy leaves that are used to flavor wine and vermouth.
A bold texture, aromatic evergreen leaves, and clusters of fragrant greenish-yellow flowers make bay laurel a perfect container plant.
A close-up of the hard green fruit sprouting from the Willowleaf Pear.
These beautifully curled leaves make a dramatic addition to the garden.
Aromatic gray-green foliage and large spikes of fragrant blue-violet flowers on long stems make 'Provence' perfect for edging an herb garden or perennial border in a sunny spot.
Dill's spicy flavor makes it useful for cooking, and its fine, fernlike foliage and chartreuse flower heads add texture to a sunny herb garden.
The leaves of the epazote plant are powerful in flavor and purpose.
This sunny addition to the garden is featured in the pots around the garden.
The green spindly stems of a walking onion grow lopsided and reaching.
The leaves of this delicate variety of tarragon look similar to blades of grass.
An orchidlike center will thrust out from these brightly colored petals.
This thyme plant is a fast grower, and its glowing, yellow-tinted leaves make an excellent border for a garden.
This tall leafy plant is the source of a popular sugar substitute.
A graceful plant with lacy foliage and aromatic seeds, cilantro provides the pungent flavor essential to many Thai, Indian, South American, and Mexican dishes.
A cultivar of the species grown commercially for beer making, golden hops is a vigorous, attractive perennial vine that is well suited for use in the home garden.
The soft and fuzzy foliage of the licorice plant has a trailing habit. Its rapid growth makes it a good filler for a garden, and its silvery color contrasts nicely with more robust hues.
New York Botanical Garden
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