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Storrowton Herb Garden (1935)

Storrowton's Herb Garden was originally planned, planted and given to Storrowton Village in 1935 by the New England Girl Scouts. It was a gift of appreciation and affection for "Aunt" Helen Storrow, who was one of the organization’s most ardent and generous supporters. The planting plan was drawn by Mrs. G.H.H. Kirkwood, a trained and experienced landscape architect and teacher from Winchester, MA, who also designed the Harvard Botanical Garden. The garden is filled with plants that were grown for their usefulness by the early New England settlers. It contains herbs brought over by the Pilgrims, as well as herbs indigenous to North America. The herb garden has since evolved into an educational garden. Each section is designated for a different purpose for which the herbs were used in the 1800s-medicinal, culinary, household and textile.

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Storrowton Garden Wish List (June 2018)

Our gardeners have been hard at work to bring our teaching garden back to its original roots. Below is our current wish list:

  • Ambrosia (Dysphania Botrys; Aka Chenopodium Botrys)
  • Blue Lobelia (Lobelia Siphilitica)
  • Clove Pink / Dianthus (Dianthus Caryophyllus)
  • Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale)
  • Coreopsis or Calliopsis (Coreopsis Tinctoria)
  • Curly Mint (Mentha Spicata)
  • Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium; Aka Chrysanthemum Parthenium)
  • Ginger, Culinary (Zingiber Officinale)
  • Ginger, Wild / Native Ginger (Asarum Canadensis)
  • Golden Marguerite Or Dyer's Chamomile (Cota Tinctoria; Aka Anthemis Tinctoria)
  • Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis)
  • Gopher Spurge (Euphorbia Lathyris)
  • Horseradish (Armoracia Rusticana)
  • Knapweed (Centaurea Nigra)
  • Knotweed / Lady's Thumb (Persicaria Maculosa; Aka Polygonum Persicaria)
  • Lemon Thyme (Thymus X Citriodorus)
  • Lovage (Levisticum Officinale)
  • Perennial Flax (Linum Perenne)
  • Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens, Radens, Or Capitatum)
  • Sage, Meadow / Clary Sage (Salvia Pratensis)
  • Sage, Tricolor (Salvia Officinalis "Tricolor")
  • Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba Major)
  • Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis Arvensis)
  • Skirret (Sium Sisarum)
  • Teasel (Dipsacus Fullonum Or Dipsacus Sativus; D. Sativus Preferred)
  • Verbena or Vervain (Verbena Officinalis)
  • Winter Savory (Satureja Montana)
  • Woad (Isatis Tinctoria)

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