THE GOODWIN GARDEN
The Goodwin Garden was recreated in this location when the Goodwin Mansion was moved from its original site on Islington Street to Hancock Street in 1963. The lush "carpet garden" is based on an 1862 landscape plan of the original site and Sarah Parker Goodwin's detailed 1870 diary. Mrs. Goodwin was (and "is") an avid and accomplished gardener.
This garden features bedding annuals and plants from around the world such as weigelia, a shrub first planted in New Hampshire by Sarah Goodwin. In 2004, The Victorian Society in America presented Strawbery Banke Museum with The Preservation Award for the restoration work done in the Goodwin garden and hothouse.
Victorian Hothouse Exhibit
Downloadable Garden Map (PDF)
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Outdoor Ice Skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke Museum
Enjoy classic New England outdoor ice skating at Strawbery Banke Museum's outdoor professionally maintained ice skating rink. Daily public skating. Adaptive ice time. Private rentals.
Seacoast Skating with the Stars
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at 2 PM.
Strawbery Banke, in partnership with Ice Dance International, presents the 3rd annual Seacoast Skating with the Stars professional skating show. Watch skating routines by local "stars" paired with professional skaters from IDI.
"Winter Wizarding School" Vacation Camp
Feb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2022, 9 AM-3 PM
The magical experience of Wizarding School returns to Strawbery Banke for fun during February break — complete with a sorting ceremony, house challenges, and awarding of a house cup.
2022 Summer Camp Offerings
Participants learn about all aspects of life in the past and how it connects to the world today. Each camp is structured to be hands-on, providing one-of-a-kind interactive experiences, and minds-on, allowing kids to investigate and explore the world around them.
"Good Morning, Strawbery Banke" StoryWalk®
Take a walk and read the story of "Good Morning, Strawbery Banke" written and illustrated by Wickie Rowland.