European Herb Garden

 In Koboku no mori, there is an herb garden. Depending on the season, you can enjoy different kinds of herbs.

 This garden has four parts: rock garden, thyme garden, classical garden and a knot garden. There are about 240 kinds of herbs here. Late May to June is the best season to visit. In the rock garden, you can see flowers among the rocks. And there is an old tree called a hackberry, which grew long before this garden was landscaped. You can rest on the bench under the tree. In the thyme garden, you can enjoy the scent and sight of thyme. The best season is June. You can see all the thyme flowers in bloom and many bees come to get honey from the thyme flower. The Classic garden is like a garden you might see at a European castle. So there are European statues surrounded by Roman Chamomiles and other seasonal flowers. The Knot garden is a flower bed surrounded by bushes. In June you can enjoy lavender flowers and lavender cottons.

 Beside the gardens, there is a river and a park. You can rest under the tree,  walk around, have lunch and so on. From the middle of May to October, you can enjoy picking your own herbs for herb tea. You can also enjoy picking blueberries, lavenders and so on. The rules on what is ok to pick are different each year. Please check it  here.

Next to the gardens, there is a greenhouse. Inside the greenhouse, you can buy lots of kinds of herb seedling. Each type of herb has a name plate and an explanation on how to raise it and how to cook with it and so on.

If you go straight down the path next to the herb greenhouse and down the slope, and you will see a little garden and a greenhouse. In this green house, you can enjoy 36 kinds of roses and some other flowers.

Next to the rose green house, there are vegetable gardens and flower gardens. The flower garden has 6 parts and is laid out so everyone can enjoy. One is for elderly people, another is for children, the others are for  people with restricted mobility and so on.

The flowers and events you can enjoy are different from season to season so please check the HP. And there are lots of attractive places near here. You can check information for other local places from our blog.

European Herb Garden

HP: http://www.mizuho-style.com/ko-boku/park.html

Green house

Business time: 10am~5pm

Holiday: Tuesday

(by Yuki)

Near Spots

Sanbe Sightseeing Chair Lift
Sanbe Sightseeing Chair Lift Anyone can climb Mount Sanbe! Even if you're with little kids or have mobility issues, you can take a chair lift n...(read more)
IMG_4173
Washihara Hachimangu Shrine This place is famous for its Yabusame field, the last remaining one in Japan. On the second Sunday of April, they hold a...(read more)
10458847_605431482902227_880404162993861720_n
Hori teien Tsuwano is a must-see on any vacation in the Iwami region in Japan. This 'little Kyoto' of Shimane is bursting w...(read more)
10461933_608130092632366_6117525498588291488_n
Minoji Yashiki (Farmhouse) Minoji Yashikiis a restored farmhouse on Route 191 on the way out of Hikimi, towards Hiroshima....(read more)
tsuwano church
Tsuwano Catholic Church ○Tsuwano Catholic Church (photo copyright Ojisanjake) There is an interesting church on Tonomachi (殿町) Street in To...(read more)
10461933_608130092632366_6117525498588291488_n
Hikimi Hikimi is a little village, nestled in the mountains of western Shimane. You can enjoy its beautiful nature throughout t...(read more)
IMG_9491
Kotogahama  When you visit Japan for vacatipn, a trip to the countryside allows you to see a dofferent side of country. Iwami is far...(read more)
Yunotsu
Yunotsu When you visit Japan for vacatipn, a trip to the countryside allows you to see a dofferent side of country. Iwami is far...(read more)
まほろばの園
Manyo Park This park is called Manyo Park. Hitomaro Kakinomoto (柿本人麻呂) who is famous poet around 700 A.D. wrote many poems and thes...(read more)
10949721_10153064981569837_1924534572252136806_o
Climbing Mount Sanbe Photo copyright OjisanJake It took about an hour and half to see this scene. This picture...(read more)
10945873_10153067367379837_1260350575901708785_o
Masuda Easily accessible from all over Japan thanks to Hagi-Iwami airport, Masuda has some great beaches, spectacular temples, ...(read more)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Aquas – Penguin residence More than 500,000 people visit this huge aquarium every year. It is the largest institution in Shimane which displays ...(read more)