The Herb and Heritage gardens are laid out in formal patterns with brick edged bed. Fences and brick walls add a solid background for the garden plants. While arched trellises stand as gateways between garden areas. The garden plants contained here are not as formal. Vegetable vines climb up and over trellises and herbs insist on spilling out of their beds onto the walks.
I can usually find flowers to sketch in these gardens. Though I have to watch the bees that love these flowers too. These cheerful Black-eyed Susans, Rudbeckia hirta, were in a transitional bed along the path between the International garden and the Herb garden. In spring the same flower bed was filled with bright red poppies.