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 by staff with the help of Master Gardeners and voluneers.
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)
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
2022 Historic House Season
Open daily 10 AM - 5 PM
Tour historic houses on original sites, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, explore historical gardens, and experience engaging exhibits like "Water Has a Memory."
Tuesdays on the Terrace Outdoor Concert Series
Tuesdays through Sept. 13, 2022, 5:30 - 7 PM
Enjoy acoustic music amid the summer splendor of Puddle Dock with Strawbery Banke's popular annual concert series. Each Tuesday evening from 5:30 - 7 PM, a variety of local musicians perform on the open-air stage.
Vintage & Vine
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Tickets on sale now!
Mark your calendars for the 34th annual Vintage & Vine, the fine wine and food festival. The event is championed by the Board of Trustees and takes place when the Museum is at its finest, burnished to perfection by the season.
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