The Physic Garden at Sheepdrove

Welcome to Sheepdrove’s Physic Garden!

At the heart of the garden is a “thyme clock” – a herbal sundial. The upright point (or gnomon, pronounced NO-mon) is a stone slab designed and carved by sculptor Richard Kindersley who is Sheepdrove’s founder Peter Kindersley’s brother. When sunlight hits the gnomon, it casts a shadow onto the flowering thymes that spread across the surrounding gravel circle.

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