Located behind the Stone-Otis House on Orange Center Road, the restored herb garden is now in full bloom. Members of the Garden Club of Orange have been working since spring planting over twenty varieties of herbs. Divided into four quadrants, the garden contains many culinary and beverage herbs. Familiar plants such as basil, parsley, oregano are joined by some not so familiar ones such as horehound, feverfew, tansy and yarrow. The area devoted to flavoring beverages is planted with pineapple sage, lemon balm mint and lavender among others. The garden is tended regularly by the garden club and includes picking and snipping herbs, weeding and mulching. The garden is an attractive addition to this historic home and well worth a visit.
The Garden Club of Orange is a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of CT and New England Garden Clubs, Inc. For membership information contact Joanne Friedrichs, 203-795-4266.
Garden Club members tending the herb garden. [Photo by Linda Bradford]