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The Staten Island Herb Society maintains 2 gardens at Conference House Park (7455 Hylan Blvd SI, NY 10307).  The Native American Garden is located behind the Visitor's Center and the Colonial Herb Garden is located near the Conference House.
We are committed to preserving and retaining an authentic representation of herbs that might have been used by Native Americans of the eastern U.S. and herbs commonly used in Colonial America.  To this end, the Herb Society purchases plants and seeds on an ongoing basis and maintains both gardens with the help of volunteers.The Herb Society also gives tours of the gardens during special events held at the Conference House.
The NATIVE AMERICAN GARDEN consists of 10 square beds.  The beds contain some of the following plants as well as new additions each year: asters, black cohosh, boneset, dill, lobelia, raspberries, strawberries, yarrow, beans, blueberries, corn, echinacea, pineapple sage, squash, and sunflowers.
The COLONIAL HERB GARDEN consists of varying shaped beds laid out in a symmetrical plan.  The garden is surrounded by  a gated fence and has several benches to allow the visitor to sit and enjoy the visual and scented pleasures of this diverse and comprehensive Colonial garden.  The various beds and a few of the plants that inhabit them include:
CULINARY I - Bay, Rosemary, Oregano, Horseradish, Chives, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil
CULINARY II - Lavender, Caraway, Lemon Verbena, Mints, Calendula
DRYING - Statice, Anise Hyssop, Spiderwort, Sweet Woodruff
DYE - False Blue Indigo, Parsley, Woodruff, Fennel, Southernwood
HEALING - Strawberries, Rose, Dill, Arugula, Hydrangea, Joe Pye Wee, Comfrey, Lettuces
MOONLIGHT - Lungwort, SilverKing Artemesia, Dwarf Comfrey, Orris Root, Sage
ORNAMENTAL I - Poppy, Yarrow, Kerria, Peony, Tansy
ORNAMENTAL II - Mallow, Wormwood, Dame's Rocket, Feverfew, Catmint
SCENTED - Bee Balm, Scented Geraniums, Pineapple Sage
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD I - Coltsfoot, Mullein, Boneset, Solomon's Seal
SIMPLES/HOUSEHOLD II - Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Lamb's ears, Valerian, Lady's Mantle
WOODLAND - Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Coltsfoot, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wild Ginger, Hellebore, Goldenseal, Mayapple, Hepatica