Edibles, Remedies and Pretties in Colonial America

Join master gardener Jeanette MacKenzie for a talk on kitchen gardens of early New England Sunday, May 6, from 2-3 pm at the Alden House Historic Site.

A longtime member of the Community Garden Club of Duxbury, Jeanette will share the history of New England kitchen gardens and their importance in supplying essential plants and herbs for cooking and medicines.  Jeanette is a gardener of everlastings, herbs, flowers and vegetables and has earned Gardening Consultant Accreditation through the National Council of State Garden Clubs.

Jeanette has also helped lead efforts to expand the heirloom gardens at Alden House Historic Site, which now represent typical herbs, fruits, flowers, vegetables and plants grown over 400 years and so essential to family life.  These gardens are an integral part of the museum tour.

Alden House Historic Site is part of the original land grant given to Mayflower Pilgrims John and Priscilla Mullins Alden in 1627 and home to generations of Aldens.  Designated a National Historic Landmark and owned by the Alden Kindred of America, Inc., it is located at 105 Alden Street in Duxbury,


Admission to the talk is $5.  For more information, please visit www.alden.org


Starts On

May 6, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Ends On

3:00 pm



Event Categories

Community Event

Event Tags

Duxbury, gardens, History


Alden House Historic Site

105 Alden Street
P: 7819349092
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