Gardening with Herbs | SOLD OUT

There’s something powerful about herbs; whether it’s their scent, taste, or long therapeutic history, growing them successfully at home is especially fulfilling. Herbs also lend something special to any garden design, particularly curly parsley, sage, basil, and rosemary. In this class, we’ll cover common herbs as well as the often-overlooked like chervil and chamomile. Join Irene Barber, HTR, horticulturist and Horticultural Therapist, in the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses to learn more about using herbs in garden design as well as tips for management, harvest, and recipe ideas.

To provide safe, in-person classes at the Gardens, classes are held entirely outdoors and have been reduced to 12 students. We are practicing Maine CDC social-distancing protocols.

Rain date: Saturday, June 5, 2021 @ 2–4 p.m

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay
Instructor: Irene Barber
Price: $25 / $32

Introduction to Medicinal Plants: Cultivation and Cultural Uses

Join horticulturalist Lesley Paxson in the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses as she introduces you to our new Medicinal Plant Garden. Before modern medicine, we looked to the natural world to heal the body and mind. By looking through the lens of three populations, Indigenous Peoples of Maine, European settlers, and traditional Eastern cultures, we will explore the new garden’s plantings. We will compare and contrast the different uses and philosophies associated with these important plants. We will also take a stroll through the Lerner Garden and discover the healing powers of some common backyard garden plants.

To provide safe, in-person classes at the Gardens, classes are held entirely outdoors and have been reduced to 12 students. We are practicing Maine CDC social-distancing protocols.

Rain date: Saturday, July 10, 2021

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay
Instructor: Lesley Paxson
Price: $25 / $32

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing, also known as Shinrin-Yuko, is a therapeutic process that has been practiced in Japan for centuries. This guided walk, led by certified Forest Bathing Guide Tracey Hall, invites participants to slow down and open their senses while interacting with the natural world. Enhance your health, wellness, and happiness during this easy walk that covers less than one mile in two hours, and discover the health-boosting benefits of moving slowly and mindfully through the forest.

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay
Instructor: Tracey Hall
Price: $20 / $28