Upcoming Events

Thursday 26th May 2022 - 6pm to 7.30pm

‘Vogue! Royalty and Fashion’ – A public lecture in the Ballroom, Herstmonceux Castle
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Sunday 5th June, 10am – 5pm

Picnic at the Castle
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Sunday 5th June - 7.30pm

Primavera Chamber Ensemble
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Apothecary Garden


A collection of herbs for medicinal and culinary use

The term “apothecary”, derived from the Latin word apotheca, means “storehouse”. Apothecaries were originally grocers selling herbs, spices and wine as well as preparing and selling medicines to both doctors and patients.

All the plants found in this garden are either of medicinal or culinary use. The diversity of the herbs planted in the Apothecary Garden provides both a variety of colour and foliage, with the use of raised beds allowing the plants’ scent to be more easily appreciated.

A stroll down the central Bay tree lined path and amongst the bordering planters could be enlightening. How did Indian tiger grass get its name and what is it used for? How is the fragrant lemon verbena plant used in cooking? The answers to these questions, along with other herbal remedies, can be discovered on the plant labels whilst wandering through the garden.

  • Dogs Welcome on Leads
  • Herbs and Medicinal Plants

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