Your Guide to Creating an Aromatic Garden*

Most of us work on our gardens (if we work on them at all) to make them look good, and a beautiful garden is certainly a thing to behold, but in concentrating so much on the aesthetics of our outdoor space many of us miss out on a potentially amazing aromatic experience.

By focusing on planting aromatic herbs in the garden not only can you create a feast for your eyes, but a banquet for your nose too. There’s nothing quite like sitting in the garden on a warm summer’s evening with the smells of a dozen beautiful aromatic herbs wafting in your direction – it’s amazingly pleasing and pretty relaxing.

So, how do you go about growing an aromatic garden? Here are some tips to get you started:

Get a Greenhouse

First of all, if you don’t already have one check out these greenhouse offers and purchase an outbuilding that will enable you to nurture plants and herbs all year round. This will make it easier for you to maintain an aromatic herb garden in the long term.

Use Containers

If you want to keep things as simple as possible, then invest in a few pretty containers and use them to grow your herbs. It’s easier to do this than it is to go digging up your garden if you don’t really know what you’re doing. Just make sure that you’re using the best soil for growing herbs and that your plants have adequate drainage or they might not live very long at all.

Place Herbs in High Traffic Areas

Placing your herbs in areas where you are more likely to brush past them, or they are more likely to be affected by a breeze is a good idea because touch and movement activates the smell of herbs to a greater degree.

Lots of Sun

Most herbs require as much sun as they can get, so keep them out of shady spots, unless they happen to thrive in them (always read the care labels).

Choose the Most Aromatic Herbs

Obviously, if you’re trying to create an aromatic garden you’re going to want to choose the most aromatic herbs you can find. Here are some of the most pleasant smelling herbs that are likely to do well in this country:


Basil has a very relaxing aroma, and it’s great in pasta sauces and pretty much any dish with tomatoes, so it is an obvious choice for the aromatic garden.


It’s debatable whether lavender is actually a herb or a flower, but there is no denying that it has a very strong and pleasing floral smell that is known for its soothing properties. Add it to your borders if you want to have an amazing aromatic experience in the garden.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm has a fresh, citrusy aroma that melds perfectly with the more earthy aromas of things like Basil and Rosemary. Plant it in your garden, and it will blow the cobwebs away and get you in the summer mood, even when it’s cold outside.

Once your herbs are planted, you’ll have an even better experience in the garden, guaranteed!


3 comments for “Your Guide to Creating an Aromatic Garden*

  1. I have had herbs in pots for the last few years- Mint, Lime Mint, Rosemary Lavender but we inherited a lovely raised herb bed in our new home that has sage and some other bits. I used to have lemon balm so I’d like that again!x

  2. Esmee

    Thank you ever so for you post.Much thanks again.

  3. jameswilde

    Gary, I think coconut oil DOES have a taste. It is sweet and also aromatic. I use it a lotit is great with pork chops, fried rice, chicken strips, and even with eggsthough the sweetness can be too much some mornings.

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