STRAWBERY BANKE MUSEUM

ETHNOBOTANICAL HERB GARDEN

The Ethnobotanical Herb Garden at Strawbery Banke is located in the heart of the museum. The garden was designed and funded in 1967 by the late Mrs. Foster Steams of Exeter NH and is sustained with the help of the Northeast/Seacoast Unit of The Herb Society of America. Extensively re-organized in 2013, the garden now includes both medicinal herbs used in New England before 1800 and the herbs used by all generations of immigrants to this region, arranged by their countries of origin. Because the garden is a teaching garden, all of the plants are labeled with common and Latin names to assist with accurate identification.


The Herb Garden at Strawbery Banke (PDF Guide)
Downloadable Herb Garden Map (PDF)