European Herb Garden

 In Koboku no mori, there is an herb garden. Depending on the season, you can enjoy different kinds of herbs.

 This garden has four parts: rock garden, thyme garden, classical garden and a knot garden. There are about 240 kinds of herbs here. Late May to June is the best season to visit. In the rock garden, you can see flowers among the rocks. And there is an old tree called a hackberry, which grew long before this garden was landscaped. You can rest on the bench under the tree. In the thyme garden, you can enjoy the scent and sight of thyme. The best season is June. You can see all the thyme flowers in bloom and many bees come to get honey from the thyme flower. The Classic garden is like a garden you might see at a European castle. So there are European statues surrounded by Roman Chamomiles and other seasonal flowers. The Knot garden is a flower bed surrounded by bushes. In June you can enjoy lavender flowers and lavender cottons.

 Beside the gardens, there is a river and a park. You can rest under the tree,  walk around, have lunch and so on. From the middle of May to October, you can enjoy picking your own herbs for herb tea. You can also enjoy picking blueberries, lavenders and so on. The rules on what is ok to pick are different each year. Please check it  here.

Next to the gardens, there is a greenhouse. Inside the greenhouse, you can buy lots of kinds of herb seedling. Each type of herb has a name plate and an explanation on how to raise it and how to cook with it and so on.

If you go straight down the path next to the herb greenhouse and down the slope, and you will see a little garden and a greenhouse. In this green house, you can enjoy 36 kinds of roses and some other flowers.

Next to the rose green house, there are vegetable gardens and flower gardens. The flower garden has 6 parts and is laid out so everyone can enjoy. One is for elderly people, another is for children, the others are for  people with restricted mobility and so on.

The flowers and events you can enjoy are different from season to season so please check the HP. And there are lots of attractive places near here. You can check information for other local places from our blog.

European Herb Garden


Green house

Business time: 10am~5pm

Holiday: Tuesday

(by Yuki)


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