Flavorful and fragrant, the Herb Garden contains plants rich in legend and lore as well as aroma. These plants have been used for centuries in medicines, cosmetics, decoration, and cooking. This garden is one of the older gardens at IBG, established in the early 1990s. The stonework came from Boise’s Eastman Building which burned down in the 1986 downtown fire.
On display are various species and varieties of thyme, oregano, comfrey, marjoram, rosemary, chives, as well as some less common herbs such as costmary, bugloss, sorrel, rue, and celandine. The herb garden is located on the east side of the Garden Cottage. A brick pathway circles the garden, and a stone pathway allows visitors to walk through the center of the bed for a closer look. The garden shows best from May through the first frost.