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San Carlos Library Herb Garden

In collaboration with the City of San Carlos, Master Gardeners created a pocket herb garden outside the children’s wing of the San Carlos Public Library behind City Hall.

This herb garden is a venue where we teach adults and children how to grow and care for a variety of herbs. The goal is to explore herbs by using touch, smell and taste. 

The herb garden is divided into several sections: Mediterranean, Native, Latin, Mint, and Eastern.

Another feature of the garden is edible flowers, which are grown year-round, including Lavenders, Borage, Nasturtiums, Calendulas, and Violas. These edible flowers reseed each season and create a beautiful show in the spring.

Location: 610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA 94070

Status: Open to the public

Monthly Garden Tours in San Carlos

Visit the San Carlos Native Plant Habitat Garden and San Carlos Library Herb Garden

600 Elm Street, San Carlos

Every 3rd Sunday, from June – October, 1pm-4pm

(6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16) 

Master Gardeners will give free tours of the two gardens, both at the San Carlos City Center.  (No registration required)

The Native Plant Habitat Garden is three years old.  It is a demonstration garden reflecting the use of low water plants, without the usage of chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers.  In addition to the aesthetic appeal of this low-maintenance garden, docents will point out the habitat features that invite native birds, bees, butterflies and other fauna to live, interact and support each other in this environment. 

The Herb Garden is divided into several sections: Mediterranean, California Native, Latin, Mint, and Eastern.  It is a venue to demonstrate how to grow and care for a variety of herbs.  The goal is to explore this garden by using touch, smell and taste.

Herb Garden View

Herb Garden-Violets Closeup