|a less welcome visitor|
|Puya chilensis - about 2.5m tall|
The garden has a long history, it was originally used by apothecaries for growing the herbs and medicinal plants they used. Now it is a research and educational garden which is also open to the public (but not on Saturdays or Mondays).
|the dye garden|
You wont be surprised that my main interest was the dye plant section of the 'Useful Plants' garden, but really every corner of the garden was interesting.
|Genista tinctoria - dyers' broom or dyers' greenweed|
|Reseda luteola - weld|
|Rubia tinctoria - madder|
|Asperula tinctoria - dyers' woodruff|
|Baptisia australis - false indigo|
|Rhus typhina - sumac|