Festival Hill Gardens

The McAshan (mác-a-shan) Herb Gardens at Festival Hill are part of the extensive gardens located on the campus of the Round Top Festival Institute in Round Top, TX.

The main garden in the McAshan Gardens is the Cloister Garden.  The background is a folly ruin built to look like an ancient church.  The focus of the garden is a statue of Mary and the plantings include many herbs, bulbs, shrubs, and spring blooming annuals such as poppies, larkspur, and petunias.

Nearby are the Mediterranean Garden with lavenders, thymes, and oreganos and the Walled Beds with sages, bay laurels, myrtle, and yerba mate.

Other plantings include a Shakespeare Garden, Fiber and Dye Garden, the Madalene Hill Pharmacy Garden, and a large collection of potted tropical spice, fruit, and ornamental plants.

For more information about the gardens at Festival Hill or to schedule a garden tour contact Henry Flowers, Festival Hill Garden Director, at henryf@festivalhill.org or call 979-249-3129.

Location: the gardens are on the right as you enter the road to the main buildings
248 Jaster Road Round Top, TX 78954
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