One area that I was really impressed with at Hellens was their Physics Garden. My pictures really don't do it justice as my lens wasn't wide enough to capture it all.
It's set out like a large wheel with raised beds, each section is divided into a different area of healing or usage.
This is one section I really loved, all the poisons, but many had different uses.
I also love their use of slate to mark the different plants and areas, this would be a great way to learn each one if you're reminded what they are each time you're in the garden. The manor was run by monks at one time so it quiet appropriate that they have this healing garden growing there now, this is in a little courtyard by the dovecote over looked by the manor house.
The different sections for different things was also really clever.
The descriptions on the plants were really great and interesting.
See all this has really inspired me to up my herb game and grow more here. I grow quite a few culinary herbs (many with other purposes) but it wold be great to have lots more growing for other uses as well, maybe labling in this way would be a good way to increase my knowledge as well and make it sink in!
What do you think? Is this a good layout for a herb garden?
Anyone have anything similar growing in their garden (maybe on a smaller scale!)?