The best types of plants to use in a knot garden are ones that stay green all year round, that grow very slowly, and that can be pruned into shapes easily. Draw a simple design on paper that has a geometric shape with crossing lines. Take your drawing to your local nursery and ask them to show you which plants that fit this description would grow best in your yard. Search on the web for examples of other knot gardens and be inspired!
How to find the knot garden at the Arboretum:
Come in the entrance to the National Herb Garden and walk around the fountain to the low wall. Look over the wall and down. This is your best view of the knot garden.
Go directly to a specific tour stop by clicking a specific spot on the Map above
Start here, at the beginning
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Or, go back to the Virtual Tour for Kids Introduction Page
Last Updated July 10, 2009 9:19 AM
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