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Herb garden

The Austin Herb Society maintains the Herb Garden at Zilker Botanical Gardens, which is located just west of the main entrance near Barton Springs Road. The original four-leaf clover design is comprised of raised beds and a variety of culinary, medicinal and landscape herbs. The statue "Rosemary, Goddess of Herbs" was sculpted by Mary Albrecht and set in place October 2000.

Zilker's prized Herb Garden continues to grow with a new expansion focusing on native plants. The added space has been christened the Vee Fowler Native Texas Herb Garden, named after long-time Herb Society member Vee Fowler, who continues to serve the herbal community in a variety of leadership roles.

As you explore this corner of the park, let your senses enjoy a fragrant interlude. Discover a variety of herbal specimens, stroll along a natural pathway of decomposed granite, and view original artwork by Claudia Goldman, who has a featured installation entitled "Cattails." A natural stone bench is the perfect spot to rest and take notes.

Native herbs are easy to grow and have a million and one uses. For more information on herbs in the garden, visit

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Austin Area Garden Council