Herb Gardening Lecture for Damariscotta Historic House

DAMARISCOTTA — The Chapman-Hall House Stewardship Committee of the Lincoln County Historical Association invites the public to an outdoor presentation on herb gardening in small spaces at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14 at 270 Main Street.

The presentation will take place at the small herb garden behind the historic site, where Marie Erskine will review the plants in the garden, discuss plant types, horticulture and the history of their use in cooking and medicinal purposes.

Erskine holds a certificate in landscaping 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 won awards for her herb gardens, according to a press release from the stewardship committee.

Erskine lives in Jefferson, where she and her husband Jim grow peonies. She is a member of the American Peony Society and 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 that grow in the Chapman-Hall garden will be available to all attendees, and a selection of herbaceous plants will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit lincolncountyhistory.org or Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine) on Facebook. The association’s three historic sites will open for the summer season on June 4.

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