The Herb Garden lies adjacent to the Sunken Rose Garden, on the west side of Government House. Many of the herbs are grown for use by the Executive Chef of Government House.
The centrepiece of the Herb Garden is a sundial supported by a cedar carving of a West Coast orca created by Salish carver Aubrey LaFortune.
The plants in this garden have been selected for their sensory value as well as their foliage. The result is a rich palette of colour from the grey of lavender cotton, thymes and curry plants to the deep purple of the purple sage to the rich dark green of the rosemary.’Contrasting colour is provided by the bright yellow flowers on the Santolina species and the pink of calamint and ‘Pink Panda’ strawberry.
Look for the unusual medlar tree and two quince trees popular in traditional herb gardens.