Herb gardening in small spaces to be presented at Chapman-Hall House

Sun, 05/01/2022 - 8:15am

Lincoln County Historical Association’s Chapman-Hall House Stewardship Committee invites the public to an outdoor presentation on small space herb gardening. On May 14 at 10 a.m. at the small herb garden behind the historic site, Marie Erskine will review the plants in the garden, discussing the types of plants, horticulture, and a history of their use in cooking and medicinal purposes.

Marie Erskine holds a certificate in landscape design from Quinnipiac University with a focus on low maintenance designs. As a member of the Wallingford Garden Club, she taught horticulture, floral and landscape design for many years and has won awards for her herb gardens. Marie currently lives in Jefferson where she and her husband Jim grow peonies. She is a member of the American Peony Society, the Peony Society of Maine, and is president of the Augusta Nature Club.

There is no admission fee to attend Herb Gardening in Small Spaces, although donations are appreciated. A small booklet highlighting the herbs presently growing in the Chapman-Hall garden will be available to all attendees, and a selection of herb plants will be available for purchase. The Chapman-Hall House is located at 270 Main Street in Damariscotta.

For more information on the Chapman-Hall House and the work of Lincoln County Historical Association visit: www.lincolncountyhistory.org or Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine) on Facebook. All three of the LCHA historic sites will open for the summer season on June 4.  Community residents are welcome to visit free on this day at the Chapman-Hall House as well as the Pownalborough Court House, Dresden, and the 1811 Old Jail and Museum, Wiscasset.