About the Garden

Our Tudhop House Herb Garden is filled with sixty-one different examples of plants that would have been found in pioneer gardens.

Please note that this information is not intended as medical advice – do not use without consulting experts.

All of the plants in our garden are courtesy of Forest Glen Herb Farm, located at 8333 Glendale Drive, Lambton Shores, Ontario N0N 1J7


Below is a map of the garden at the Tudhop Home.  Click on the information icons to find out more about each type of plant.


Annual: a plant that lives for a year or less.

Biennial: a plant that takes two years to grow from seed to fruition and die.

Perennial: a plant that lives for several years.

Anthelmintic: kills internal parasites.

Antispasmodic: suppresses muscle spasms.

Bouquet Garnis: a French herb bundle used in preparing soups and strews

Decoction: a concentrated liquor resulting from heating or boiling a substance.

Essential Oil: a natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it is extracted.

Fixative: a substance used to stabilize the volatile components of perfume.

Infusion: a drink, remedy, or extract prepared by soaking tea leaves or herbs in liquid.

Varicose: a swollen, twisted, and lengthened vein, as a result of poor circulation.