Herb Garden

With its small orchard and beds devoted to food plants from all over the world, the Herb Garden is both educational and lovely.

Here, a variety of food and medicinal plants grow in patterned rows or climb trellises and other plants. Pole beans grow up corn stalks in traditional companion plantings, while colorful heads of cabbage grow as big as beach balls enclosed by shaped hedges.

Cherry, apricot, and apple trees blossom in spring, and summer sees ripe berries, lush greens, and flowers. The fall harvest brings chile peppers, apples, squash, and pumpkins like you've never seen.

There are also cold frames, window boxes, a composting area, and other home gardening displays. Interpretative signage highlights the origins and uses of particular food plants and offers and practical gardening advice.

Highlights

Garden Layout

a map of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Herb Garden

Learn More

Suggested Itinerary > Summer
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BBG's New Herb Garden
Visitors enjoy BBG's new Herb Garden on its first day of being officially opened to the public. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
The Herb Garden
The Herb Garden in spring. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
BBG's Centennial Bee-Day Party
Visitors enjoy the recently opened Herb Garden on Bee-Day.
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