Herb Garden

The Mercy Hospice Herb Garden is a joint effort of the Bickelhaupt Arboretum and Mercy Healthcare Foundation. Nestled in the northeastern corner of the arboretum, the herb garden contains more than 60 specimens.

Herb Garden Signage       Herb Garden flowers

Herb Garden plants       Herb Garden plants

The garden is for learning, interacting and reflecting. Using the loose definition of an herb as "any plant with a use," the garden is filled with annuals, perennials, vines, and shrubs used for everything from flavoring food to making medicine and cosmetics.

The raised garden is contained by a cut stone wall allowing for easy, up-close access to touch and smell the flowers and leaves. Sweetly-scented lavender surrounds a bubbling fountain and there is a bench for enjoying the nearby garden.

Color Contrasts photo by George E. Surprenant
"Color Contrasts" photo by George E. Surprenant