Shopping Cart Link

University Press of New England

Sign up for our newsletter

Bookmark and Share
Cart link
Paperback add to cart

For Educators
View cart
Cover image Click for larger image

Herb Garden Design
Faith H. Swanson, Virginia B. Rady

1984 • 165 pp. 51 two-color plans. 11 illus. 44 figs. 8 1/2 x 11"
Gardening & Horticulture

$27.95 Paperback, 978-0-87451-297-7
$19.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-155-0

Check your ebook retailer or local library for ebook availability.

“Will instruct and delight all herb gardeners; without a doubt, it will become a standard reference”—William Lake Douglas, Garden Design

A unique and handsome book for novice and professional gardeners. The plans, with full commentary and plant lists, offer a wide range of designs easily adapted to one’s own needs.

Silvery tones of a scented garden designed for moonlight can add new dimensions to summer evenings on your patio. And careful choices of herbs can yield shades of burnished bronzes and mauves in the garden throughout the rigors of winter. These are just two samples of the information contained in more than fifty plans for novice and professional gardener alike. Herbs are already well known for their abilities to flavor, scent, dye, and medicate; in addition, when properly integrated with their surroundings they can greatly enhance the landscape. The plans offered here represent a wide range of possibilities--historic and private, large and small, modest and elaborate--that are easily adapted to one’s needs. Designs created by landscape architects and members of the Herb Society of America were redrafted especially for this book. Each plan offers dimensions, structural details for paths, walls, hedges, and decorating elements in addition to full commentary and a plant list.

A selection of the Garden Book Club and the Architects and Planners Book Club.

Reviews / Endorsements

“A special bravo to the authors.”—Joan Lee Faust, New York Times

Herb Garden Design points the way to gardening as an aesthetic pursuit. A refreshing departure from most herb books, it is well researched and clearly explains garden design theory to the amateur. The renderings are superb. It should become a classic.”—Timothy P. Ruth, Sunnybrook Farms Nursery


1985 AAUP Book Show

Ohioans FAITH H. SWANSON of Waite Hill and VIRGINIA B. RADY of Chagrin Falls, experimental herb growers of long standing, collaborated for seven years to produce this unique how-to text. The result of their labors will become a standard reference for landscape architects, horticulturists, garden clubs, arboretums, nurseries, and restoration organizations,0

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:53:34 -0500