The 2.5 acre Medicinal Herb Garden is located on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle and was created by the Pharmacy Department in 1911. It is currently supported by the Biology Department and the Grounds Department and is home to a wide variety of healing plants from around the world. Most of the plants are in formal garden beds but many more grow in the wooded borders. The Medicinal Herb Garden is free and open at all times.
Whether transplanting, saving seeds for our international seed exchange program, researching medicinal plants to add to the collection, updating spreadsheets, starting seeds for the garden, resurfacing the gravel pathways, weeding, composting or building new borders for the beds etc., as the sole employee, I never run out of things to do here. It is a great pleasure to work in a garden and especially to stay in one garden for a long time. I am blessed to make a living doing just that, though if someone will kindly pay me to vagabond in the mountains with no fixed schedule, I will tender my resignation immediately.
See you in the garden.
Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions.
You can contact me directly at posseek AT gmail DOT com
The UW Medicinal Herb Garden official website is: http://www.biology.washington.edu/mhg/