View of herb garden with gravel path and lavender.

The first step in making your herb garden designs isn’t to immediately draw your layouts but to list down the reasons that you need your own herb garden.

Factors to Take into consideration

Once you’ve got your reasons listed down after that you can match against these reasons, the herbs that will offer you the solutions for your bespoke herb garden layouts. Consider at this point:

    • Their usefulness (for cooking, herbal remedies for ailments, for decoration in the home and so forth)
    • Their looks, colors and fragrances and how it is possible to group them together based on good plant gardening principles.
    • Their size and height – for determining which to plant in front of that.
    • The location and dimensions (width and length ) of this backyard and how the plants can fit within that space aesthetically.
    • How you would arrange the plants in the backyard on the grounds of the attributes and ecological requirements.

Plant Crops Location

For your herb garden layouts, you can decide how your plant crops will grow,

    • In the floor in a formal arrangement or casual and casual, based on their purpose such as the kitchen garden outside the kitchen door.
    • In pots that are lightly organized on the terrace
    • In designer or specially constructed containers inside or outside
    • In single containers such as: windowsill box, ceramic or terracotta “strawberry” pot, herb garden kit, old chimney pot, old tyre, cracked teapot, old pail, etc…

Be selective however as the containers used will set the tone of the garden and will create an attractive display.

Herb Garden Layouts

After jotting down all of your requirements it’s then time to put them together into the visualisation of the herb garden layouts that will meet most if not all of the needs you’ve written down.

Take your time and delight in making your herb garden layouts in your creativity. The longer, thought, color and motion you visualise, the more real your eyesight becomes and the more useful and beautiful your backyard will prove to be for you.

The physical aspects of your herb garden layouts can be:

    • Large, structured and formal – utilitarian or decorative. This is generally a walled garden that’s rectangular in shape and divided into two parallel rows that are then subdivided into a range of beds which will each hold a particular group of herbs.
      You may even divide up the plot into a number of squares or rectangles or even triangles laid out in a simple pattern to fit in the plot of accessible land. There might be pathways cut , normally in a symmetrical layout that has the particular goal of allowing easy access to every herb bed.
      It wouldn’t be unthinkable to have a kitchen garden in a formal setting which incorporates a healing garden at the middle of it.
    • In ancient times there were herb garden layouts created purely for enjoyment. The gardens could be smaller in proportion, probably a small ordered and placed plants that were chosen for their aroma and beauty, a place where you could sit down to enjoy the sights, scents and sounds.
    • Formal herb garden layouts in the future took on the more complex pattern composed of squares, rectangles and notably knots that were particularly common in pleasure gardens.
    • Unstructured herb garden layouts include plants which had been chosen for their specific use like culinary plants close to the kitchen door.
    • Herb garden layouts for the inside include potted herbs in containers for decorative purposes. It would be tough to get around the usefulness of these herbal crops although your intention wasn’t focused on using the herbs.
    • Outdoors in containers on the patio.
    • On a purpose built rooftop garden.

Just make certain that the three chief rules for gardening are fulfilled if you anticipate success. They are adequate lighting (natural or artificial), water and well drained soil.

By the way, there’s absolutely no rule to say you could have just 1 garden. You can have one inside in addition to the one outside!

Whatever the point of your herb garden layouts, take the chance to add an ornamental element to it. This will enhance and expand greatly your enjoyment of it.