Geffrye Museum Herb Garden - photograph by Sunniva Harte
The garden contains over 170 different herbs, and also includes a variety of plants traditionally associated with herb gardens such as roses, honeysuckle and lilies.
The herb garden's 12 beds each contain an informal grouping of herbs which share a common use.
There are beds for cosmetic, medicinal, culinary, household, aromatic and dye plants.
The design is based on a traditional plan of beds intersected by geometric paths, with a fountain in the centre. Three arbours provide secluded seating beneath climbing plants and roses.
||Rose ‘Fantin-Latour’, iris, elderflower|
Photographer: Sunniva Harte
||Bronze fountain (detail)|
designed by ceramicist Kate Malone