The Herbalist's Garden

The Herbalist's Garden

A Guided Tour of 10 Exceptional Herb Gardens : the People Who Grow Them and the Plants That Inspire Them

Book - 2001
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Ten years ago, Shatoiya de la Tour settled on a 2 1/2 acre plot of rocky clay soil in northern California and began herb gardening. Today, people come From around the world to visit the lush, enchanting theme gardens at Dry Creek Herb Farm, created by Shatoiya and her husband, Richard. Besides hosting visitors at their own gardens, they lead tours of the herb gardens of New England every summer. Out of their love for herb gardening and for their friends within the herb-growing community comes this insider's look at the gardens of ten leading North American herbalists.

The authors introduce the reader to these gifted herbalist-gardeners and shore their stories of how their gardens were envisioned, planned, and made a reality. This personal tour of such enchanted and well-known places as Sage Mountain in Vermont (Rosemary Gladstar's wild garden); Caprilands (the Queen Mother of all herb gardens, created by the late, much-adored Adelma Simmons); and Plimoth Plantation (where horticulturist JohnForti has recreated the historical gardens of the pilgrims) will inspire readers to create their own dream gardens.

Accompanied by full-color photographs and an illustrated garden plan, each chapter is filled with the distinctive vision, creative solutions, and gardening secrets of some of the most talented herbalists in the business. These accomplished gardeners share their difficulties, joys, choices, practices, favorite herbs with growing tips, and favorite recipes, both culinary and medicinal. This book is a beautiful and special glimpse into the world of the herbalist.

Publisher: Pownal, Vt. : Storey Books, c2001
ISBN: 9781580172943
Characteristics: ix, 229 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: De la Tour, Richard 1952-
Holt, Saxon


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at BPL

To Top