The Shaker Garden
“If you would have a lovely garden, you should live a lovely life.” —Shaker saying Upon opening weekend and throughout the season, our guests will be able to stroll through the new Shaker Herb Garden at any time, and explore a vast variety of herbs that are as relevant today as they were 250 years ago for the Shakers and their communities. An activity box with instructions and recipes to partake in an independent herbal experience will be available for families to partake in family time.
In addition, the Shaker Herb Garden will also become a segment of my adult gardening classes, in which we will create projects such as raised beds, decorative elements, and recipes for herb-flavored honey, teas, tonics, elixirs, and salads.
Another new project and addition for us this year is our new vineyard, adding some rustic beauty to our landscape. Select vines will be arriving by the end of April. This vineyard will also become another segment of my gardening classes, in which I will explain the necessary strategies of setting up your own little vineyard. Activities will adapt to the growing season.
Keep in mind, you are always more than welcome to join me while tending to the vines.