This garden focuses on the changing role of vegetables in the American diet over time. It contains four theme beds: Colonial gardens of the 1700s, Gilded Age gardens of the late 1800s, victory gardens of World Wars I and II, and contemporary gardens.
This garden features over 500 plant varieties of herbs, or plants that have human use or significance. The herbs are uniquely arranged into 17 theme beds including Culinary Herbs, Tea Herbs, Savory Seed Herbs, Salads and Potherbs, and Edible Flowers. Each plant is labeled with its common and scientific name, and its use.