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22 October 2012

See the Greenwich Herb Garden

Still penned in rather sadly by the high blue fences which mark the part of Greenwich Park which was closed for the Olympic horse prancing, the Herb Garden is still a pretty place if you look in the right direction, with neat little hedges and a central fountain making it pleasant even during yesterday's unrelenting drizzle.

Though there was a reference to Queen Elizabeth I 'strewing herbs' in the Park as early as 1559, and medical herbs were thought to have been grown here in the 18th century for the nearby Royal Naval Hospital, it was not until 1969 that the present garden was established, and even that was redesigned in 1993 and 2000, most recently by artist Kate Malone to celebrate the Millennium.

For more, see http://www.thegreenwichphantom.co.uk/2008/01/the-herb-garden-greenwich-park/

1 comment:

  1. Oh a herb garden! Wow. Great tip thanks. I'd love to get some ideas from there - must visit, perhaps in the spring - what a foggy, misty day today... not at all herby lol. I'm going to pin this as a travel idea :) Thanks!