HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 c1321W
Sir J. Leech

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he will arrange to have planted and maintained in easily accessible spots in the Queen Mary Gardens, Regent's Park, and in St. James's Park, small herb gardens, provided with identification diagrams of each herb explanatory of its medical and cookery uses?

Mr. Ramsbotham

While recognising the interest of my hon. Friend's suggestion, I feel that, in the comparatively small areas in the Royal Parks available for planting, beds of herbs, with adequate documentation, would not contribute to the pleasure of the public or to the appearance of the parks so much as the present displays of flowers, changing with the varied seasons.