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A Short History of Herb Garden Design

Deirdre Larkin is a horticulturist and historian with a special interest in the use of historical techniques in restored and re-created gardens. She worked for ten years in the gardens of the Cloisters branch of the Metropolitan Museum, in New York City, where she continues to lecture on plants and gardens in medieval life and art. She is an instructor for the New York Botanical Garden and a consultant on garden projects and programming to the Center for Medieval Studies at Pennsylvania State University. She gardens in upstate New York.


  • Jan poli January 30, 2015

    Working on a project on the eastern shore of Maryland, designing an herb garden for a restored plantation. Your article has been very helpful. Thank you.

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