How to create a healing garden: planting aromatics and fragrant flowers

Evening Standard | Pattie Barron | March 2016

In healing gardens, as well as looking attractive, each plant has a purpose - stimulate the senses with health-giving herbs. At this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, one of the prettiest gardens on display will surely be A Modern Apothecary, which will sport borders of espaliered as well as step-over pears, a circular tapestry of herbs and an entrance archway of hops and climbing roses.

Herb leys are traditional mixed-species pastures for grazing animals, but McVicar has incorporated her own city take on a herb ley