Join us on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. rain or shine for The Colonial Kitchen Garden of the Strongs and the Howards with master gardener and raconteur Gordon Kenneson.
What was the purpose of a kitchen garden: just cooking?
How did the design of kitchen gardens evolve over the years?
What were the plants in the garden and where did they come from?
Who in the typical colonial household bore the burden of growing the garden?
Is the kitchen garden truly just a thing of the past?
Find the answers to these questions and discover who Good King Henry was and why he was hiding in a kitchen garden. Learn more about plants of the colonies and bring questions of your own. The program will be held outdoors near the kitchen garden of the Strong-Howard House if weather permits. Bring a hat and sunblock because you may be seated in the sun.
Enjoy lemonade infused with mint from Windsor Historical Society’s kitchen garden, with chips and herbed dip, and pick up an guide to herbs in history with recipes in our museum store for $5.
Potted herbs from the Society’s herb garden and other Windsor gardens will be offered for sale for under $5. If you are clearing out your garden and would like to contribute to a good cause with a few potted plants, please contact Society Director Christine Ermenc (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the program date.
$6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 WHS and Windsor Garden Club members