[Music] Every garden needs herbs! Herbs like this rosemary
are what transform meals, contributing bags of flavor and turning
the ordinary into the extraordinary. The great thing about herb gardens is that
they can be designed for any style, size or shape. If you’re looking for a few ideas to fit more herbs
into your garden, you’ve come to the right place. you’ve come to the right place. There are herbs for every situation, so whether you have just a compact corner to spare,
or an entire garden, you can use herbs to create a space that’s both
useful and beautiful. Choose herbs suited to your growing conditions. Herbs like rosemary, oregano, sage, and thyme
thrive in drier, sunnier positions, while softer leafy herbs like mint, parsley, chives
and lovage grow well in moist, part-shaded areas. Grow herbs in among your vegetables, alongside
flowering ornamentals, in a wildflower meadow, on the patio, or within a dedicated herb garden –
the choice is yours. When designing with herbs the first thing to consider,
after growing requirements, is growth habit. Tall, statuesque herbs like angelica
contribute vertical interest to the garden. They are generally planted towards the back of a bed
so they don’t overshadow shorter plants, but can also look great thrusting skywards
amongst lower growing plants. Medium-sized herbs from about 1-3 foot (30cm –
1 meter) in height will form the bulk of your planting. Combine a variety of leaf shapes, colors and textures
to break up blocks of planting. And of course, most herbs will also draw in numerous
beneficial bugs, most noticeably bees, that will go on to help pollinate vegetables and fruits. Lower-growing herbs like parsley or chives should be
planted at the front of any scheme where they can form a neat edging or spill outwards. Herbs for edging look simply stunning. Growing alongside a path they’ll release their
aroma every time you brush past. Creeping herbs like thyme, oregano and prostrate
forms of rosemary are great for growing within paving, planted into cracks, opportunistically
at the edges, between slabs or in other gaps. From here they’ll extend out
to soften hard surfaces while taking advantage of the radiated heat
to waft their delicious fragrance even further. These types of herbs work well bursting out
from any landscaped surface to create a more relaxed, informal feel. Or try planting them en masse to form a practical yet
highly attractive living mulch that also works to crowd out weeds. Formal herb gardens use straight lines
and patterns for pleasing symmetry. Raised beds especially lend themselves to this type
of setup, helping create a sense of ordered calm. Plant a mix of herbs or just one type of herb per bed to emphasize the order and make maintenance far simpler. Formal needn’t be on a grand scale. A simple herb wheel is a great way to pack a handy selection of herbs into a space little wider
than your average steering wheel. Selecting herbs that enjoy the same growing conditions,
like this wheel of Mediterranean herbs, makes ongoing care easier. While dividing up the space
into individual planting pockets helps stop herbs growing into each other
or one herb from dominating. Many gardeners can only afford space for
a few pots of herbs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t
design an effortlessly stylish herbal heaven. Cluster pots of herbs, salads and vegetables together
to create a living tapestry of leafy loveliness. Use bold forms like rosemary
to create a feature on your terrace , or mix them up in stone or metal troughs
and herb towers to really pack your herbs in while ensuring an eye-catching centerpiece
that feeds both body and soul. Herbs can also be used to offer vertical interest by growing them in containers held up on posts
or secured onto walls and fences. Designing your own herb garden is hugely
satisfying, and our Garden Planner makes it easy. Play around with different layouts at your leisure. Drop in any number of containers,
planters, troughs or raised beds from the selection bar or design your own beds
using the drawing tools here. Once you’re done, select herbs from the
drop-down menu and begin planting. If you’re unsure which herbs are best
for your garden, click on the Information buttons here for handy growing advice,
plus details on how each herb may be used. You can also use the Custom Filter
button here to narrow down the selection to show, for example, only easy to grow
plants, or plants that will grow in partial shade. Have fun trying out a few designs
and perfecting a herb garden that’s unique to you. Herbs contribute so
much to the garden – and us – whether it’s a little something for livening up
recipes or a profound sense of beauty. I hope we’ve given you some inspiration to
get started anyhow. If you already have a herb garden please do tell
us about it in the comments section below. Is it formal or informal? Separate from
the rest of the garden, or interspersed throughout? We’d love to know! And we’d love you to become a regular visitor
to this channel as well, so make sure you’re subscribed. I’ll catch you next time. [Music]

Herb Garden Design Ideas

21 thoughts on “Herb Garden Design Ideas

  • November 9, 2018 at 3:49 pm
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    I need your gardening expertise. I would like to know how you grow your thyme & rosemary. Every time I try to go them I only get to pick a few stims before they suddenly die. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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  • November 9, 2018 at 3:59 pm
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    Great video from the wonderful channel again..

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  • November 9, 2018 at 4:39 pm
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    Feeling inspired to break up my full sun patio now to plant herbs into in the spring. Thanks.

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  • November 9, 2018 at 4:40 pm
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    My business specializes in designing and installing drought-tolerant landscapes. I once had a client who loved making her own homemade herbal teas and asked if I could integrate something into the design that would allow her to have easy access to the more than 25 herbs she liked scattered through the yard. So I installed a few outcroppings of large moss boulder clusters that were spaced just so, allowing for all her herbs to grow between the warm stones. This also helped to control the more aggressive growth tendencies some herbs tend to have. They were all elevated up between 2 and 3 feet high, which added an aesthetic element to the profile of the landscape, and also so they could be easily reached and harvested each day for her delicious cup of tea!

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  • November 9, 2018 at 5:18 pm
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    Are there any herbs that suits a Balchoney that have walls almost all around only a few hours of evening sunlight in the summer?

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  • November 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm
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    I have chocolate mint planted in planters near my front door. It is so beautiful …deep green with purplish stems and veining… and it smells INCREDIBLE. It also makes great tea, dessert garnish, mojitos, or just chew on it for fresh breath.
    It is my favourite herb even though I use it the least when Iโ€™m cooking. ๐Ÿ’š

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  • November 9, 2018 at 8:21 pm
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    We went with a herb spiral about three years ago – never looked back! We didn't even have the resources to do it 'properly' so it's phenomenally successful all things considered.

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  • November 9, 2018 at 9:33 pm
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    when is the best time to plant out a new herb garden? SE UK . Great vid. Big Ups

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  • November 10, 2018 at 10:45 am
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    You're amazing… I love your channel.

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  • November 11, 2018 at 1:35 pm
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    Great informative video about different varieties of herbs according to their weather condition

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  • November 11, 2018 at 4:58 pm
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    Herbs can also be used medicinally. I grow thyme and sage which both make a great infusion to relieve coughs, lavender helps to calm you and helps you sleep if you put a sprig under your pillow (the smell is wonderful!) and comfrey leaves can be made into a poultice and wrapped round sprains to aid quick healing and bring pain relief.

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  • November 15, 2018 at 1:59 am
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    Iโ€™ve planted mint, oregano and lemon balm and over the years they have taken OVER the garden ๐Ÿ™

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  • November 16, 2018 at 8:24 pm
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    I have a somewhat small container garden and keep most of my herbs at the end closer to the front door so I can just grab a pinch while Iโ€™m cooking.

    Plus it makes enjoying the cloud of bees around my basils easier

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  • January 16, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    We put our herbs on the corners of our raised bed gardens. We would LOVE to know where to get the basket weave raised bed at 2:43 if anyone knows. Thank you!

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  • January 19, 2019 at 4:37 am
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    I just love your videos. Your instructions are wonderful and easy to follow. Thank you so much for posting these.

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  • February 8, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    Where can I purchase the basket weave borders displayed in this video for my garden? Thank you!

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  • March 23, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    I especially enjoyed this video as I love herbs! I incorporate many throughout my vegetable garden. You might mention some are easy to grow inside on sunny window sills.

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  • March 28, 2019 at 7:12 pm
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    This video talks about planning your garden on their spreadsheet planner. But where can I get this?

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  • April 26, 2019 at 7:09 am
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    Love the presenter, as well as the content!
    Could you please identify the pink flowering plant around the base of a tree at 2mins 37 secs into the video?
    More info on greenhouse growing would be terrific.
    Thanks

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  • May 6, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    Lovely examples!

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  • May 13, 2019 at 4:54 am
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    This is my first year working with herbs. I'm in region 8 in East Texas. I'm getting my feet wet with herbs in pots and so far so good. I have chocolate mint, pepermint, lemon balm, lemon tyme, stevia, cilantro, Italian oregano, greek oregano, holly basil and my two favorites!!!Pinapple sage and African blue basil.

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