Ideas: Lawns, paths, seats, steps and novelties

Chamomile (camomile) lawns can be planted in many sunny situations in gardens large and small. A chamomile lawn should be considered primarily for light use and ornamental areas, it is not well suited to heavy, continual use.


Lawns and banks

Larger spaces can accommodate a chamomile lawn as an alternative to grass. A chamomile bank is an attractive setting for flowers, and a great substitute for grass in places that are hard to reach with a lawn mower.

In small gardens, chamomile lawns provide a beautifully fragrant green area with little maintenance and no need for a lawn mower.

Chamomile lawn

Small chamomile lawn

Chamomile lawn in a front garden

Chamomile steps  


Paths, steps and edgings

Stroll down a fragrant chamomile walk, or edge a path with ribbons of chamomile. Alternate mats of camomile with flagstones in a patio (allow 10cm soil depth and width between the stones for the plants to spread into).

Chamomile makes an evergreen edge to a pond or water feature, and is ideal for growing around plants and shrubs, for example roses.

Chamomile path

Chamomile bank

Chamomile lawn edging a pond


Chamomile can be grown as a fragrant welcome mat into the garden, or a soft, sensory carpet perfect for a baby exploring the world outside. It can be placed as a substitute for moss in a Japanese garden, and chamomile lawns can be used to great effect in floral displays.


Chamomile lawn baby sensory mat 
Sylvanians on a camomile lawn 
Chamomile lawn in floral displays

Dogs love chamomile lawns too

Relax or recline on a camomile seat - a luxury! 
Chamomile seats

Chamomile lawn