A Medieval Garden
The castle owners, of course, had plenty of servants to rely on but to help them have access to a wide variety of food, they often had a medieval garden within the castle grounds.
Medieval gardens were usually a mixture of vegetables, herbs and flowers with the majority being used in cooking but some, particularly the herbs, being used for medicinal purposes.
Here is a photograph of a medieval garden in France which we visited recently. It is set within the grounds of a medieval castle - a medieval donjon in fact. Walking in the shade under a canopy of vines, the air was filled with the sweet aroma of medieval herbs .... rosemary, hissup, purslane and mace .... simply wonderful!