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Hamilton College Arboretum to Present Lecture on Kitchen and Dooryard Gardens

By Cindy McNicholl

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October 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Location: Kennedy Auditorium in the Taylor Science Center at Hamilton College

Link: http://www.hamilton.edu/arboretum

Event Description

The Hamilton College Arboretum Association will present a workshop on Kitchen and Dooryard Gardens.

Christie Higginbottom, a garden research historian who has worked for many years at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Mass., will discuss kitchen and dooryard gardens of rural New England, including historically documented plant varieties and garden practices. She will then jump forward a century and talk about kitchen gardens with tips from the past for modern gardeners.

Higginbottom has worked as a costumed interpreter at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Mass., since 1981. She researched, planned and planted the re-created kitchen and flower gardens at the museum’s historic households. Higginbottom also supervised the Village’s Herb Garden collection of more than 300 varieties of historic herbs.

Higginbottom writes and consults on historic gardens and lectures at museums and historic sites such as Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at Monticello, and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.
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