Vegetables & Herbs

Interested in growing your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs? Holland Park Garden Gallery has a incredible selection of plant starts to help you get growing. With hundreds of different varieties available, we have something for everyone, including the pickiest of eaters. Whether this is your first season growing or your fiftieth, the taste of Holland Park will have you coming back for more. Below is our herb selection - click here for vegetables.

 

Note - Please be aware that even though it is on our website, our selection is constantly changing due to seasonal availability and sales. We also carry more items than listed. If you have any questions about availability, please don't hesitate to call our stores. 


 

Basil

Requirements: Full sun, keep soil moist. Likes nutrient-rich soil. 

 

Size: 30 cm H

 

Description: An excellent herb when used in salads, pasta, and pesto. Use fresh, dried, or frozen. 

Catnip

Requirements: Full to part shade. 

 

Size: 46 cm W x 61-91 cm H

 

Description: A treat for cats - when made into tea it is known to aid digestion. 

Chamomile

Requirements: Full sun, well drained soil. Keep soil moist.

 

Size: 23 cm H

 

Description. Aromatic, ornamental herb with finely cut foliage and small daisy-like flowers. Excellent as a tea. 

Chives

Requirements: Full sun, keep soil moist.

 

Size: 30 cm H

 

Description: Garlic tasting. Cheese, Eggs, Sauces, Meats all benefit from use. Often used as a garnish. 

Coriander/Cilantro

Requirements: Full sun, keep soil moist. Do not overwater.

 

Size: 61 cm H

 

Description: A staple in Latin and Asian cuisines. Leaves and seeds are both uses - leaves as cilantro, seeds as coriander.

Dill

Requirements: Full sun. Keep soil moist, but do not overwater.

 

Size: 30 cm H

 

Description: Used in lamb, fish, and Greek dishes, this herb is highly invasive.

Fennel

Requirements: Plant in full sun, prefers well-drained soil. 

 

Size: 1.2 m H

 

Description: Aromatic, culinary, and ornamental herb. Use leaves fresh or dried. 

Lemonbalm

Requirements: Full sun, keep soil moist.

 

Size: 46 cm W x 61 cm H

 

Description: Fragrant leaves with a lemon-mint fragrance. Excellent in teas and summer drinks. 

Mint

Requirements: Full sun, but will tolerate partial sun. 

 

Size: Will grow to fit environment.

 

Description: Multiple varieties (such as chocolate, orange, strawberry, spearmint, peppermint, grapefruit) available. Can become invasive. Excellent in teas and desserts. 

Oregano

Requirements: Plant in full sun. Keep soil moist. 

 

Size: 46-61 W x 46-61 L 

 

Description: Hot and spicy aroma and flavour make this herb a particularly popular one. Use fresh, dried, or frozen. Harvest before flowering. 

Parsley

Requirements: Full sun, keep soil moist.

 

Size: 30 cm H

 

Description: Often used as a garnish, Parsley is popular in salads, soups, side dishes, vegetables, and fish dishes. 

Rosemary    

Requirements: Full sun, keep soil moist.

 

Size: 120 cm H

 

Description: One of the most well-known and used herbs, Rosemary has a strong flavour. Use in soups, meats, and vegetables. 

Stevia

Requirements: Full sun. Keep soil moist. 

 

Size: 100 cm H

 

Description: Used as a sugar substitute, it's 100 times more sweeter than sugar but with no calories.

Tarragon

Requirements: Full sun, keep soil moist. 

 

Size: 60 cm H

 

Description: Most commonly used in seafood, egg dishes, stuffed dishes, marinated meats. 

Thyme

Requirements: Full sun, keep soil moist.

 

Size: 46 cm W x 20-30 cm H

 

Description: Grown for it's aromatic leaves, this herb is excellent either fresh or dried. 

 

Lemongrass

Requirements: Full sun, keep soil moist.

 

Size: 61 cm H

 

Description: Most commonly used in Asian dishes, this herb is also excellent in stirfries and in tea. 

Rue

Requirements: Full sun. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. 

 

Size: 76 cm H

 

Description: An ornamental addition to the herb garden. Dry seed heads for flower arrangements.

Sweet Marjoram

Requirements: Full sun, keep soil moist.

 

Size: 46 cm W x 30-64 cm H

 

Description: Grown for it's flavourful leaves, you need to harvest this herb before it flowers. 

Bee Balm

Requirements: Full to part sun. 

 

Size: 41-61 cm W x 61-122 cm H

 

Description: Bright, showy flowers attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Use for tea or potpouri. 

Sorrel

Requirements: Plant in full sun. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

 

Size: 61-91 cm H

 

Description: Tart leaves are used in salads, coleslaw, soups, and sauces for fish.

Curry

Requirements: Full sun. Keep soil moist.

 

Size: 46-60 cm H

 

Description: A good container plant, the silver-grey leaves emit a curry scent when rubbed. 

Sage

Requirements: Full sun. Keep soil moist, but do not overwater.

 

Size: 30-50 cm H

 

Description: A delicious savoury herb known for it's use in soups, stew, and meat dishes such as chicken or pork.