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Herbal Escape: The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

Experience medieval herb gardens in New York City—and learn how to bring the tradition home.

Potted jasmine in the Bonnefont Cloister Garden. Click on the IMAGE GALLERY to view even more pictures of this gorgeous, historical garden.
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Bonnefont Cloister Garden grows a huge collection of medieval herbs.
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The Cloisters staff uses a technique called forcing to make bulb plants, like the crocus pictured, flower early.
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Dwarf pomegranate trees are small enough to be grown in pots.
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Wild teasel.
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The Cuxa Cloister Garden re-creates part of a Benedictine monastery.
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