Roadworks on Wartling Road - Monday 19th August 7am – 7pm

Highways recommend all traffic comes via the A271. There will be diversion signs for routes giving access to both Herstmonceux Castle & The Observatory Science Centre, which will both be open as normal from 10am - 6pm.

Apothecary Garden


A collection of herbs for medicinal and culinary use

The term “apothecary”, derived from the Latin word apotheca, means “storehouse”. Apothecaries were originally grocers selling herbs, spices and wine as well as preparing and selling medicines to both doctors and patients.

All the plants found in this garden are either of medicinal or culinary use. The diversity of the herbs planted in the Apothecary Garden provides both a variety of colour and foliage, with the use of raised beds allowing the plants’ scent to be more easily appreciated.

A stroll down the central Bay tree lined path and amongst the bordering planters could be enlightening. How did Indian tiger grass get its name and what is it used for? How is the fragrant lemon verbena plant used in cooking? The answers to these questions, along with other herbal remedies, can be discovered on the plant labels whilst wandering through the garden.

  • Not accessible via wheelchair
  • Dogs Welcome on Leads
  • Herbs and Medicinal Plants

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