Unless listed otherwise, programs are on Wednesdays at the Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington.
Coffee at 9:30 AM, Business Meeting at 10 AM followed by presentation. Our meetings are free and open to the public.
*Garden Club meetings are canceled if the Lexington schools are canceled due to snow or other inclement weather. Please check lexingtonps.schoolwires.net for school closing information. You can also check Channel 5, WBZ radio.
Wednesday June 5, 1:30 PM •
Garden Herbs: Their Cultivation, Cookery, Cures, and Caveats.
Many medicinal plants brought to the New World escaped dooryard gardens and naturalized in our local flora, which now includes many plants with legitimate or presumed curative properties. A number of these same medicinal herbs were used in cookery and food preservation, revealing the ethnobotanical wisdom of herbal antibiotic properties. Judith Sumner, a specialist in ethnobotany, flowering plants, plant adaptations, and garden history, will present an intriguing overview of medicinal and culinary plants—from ancient traditions to gourmet cookery, military history, and modern medicine. Sought after as a speaker, Sumner has been guest on the “Martha Stewart Living” TV show, the PBS program “Cultivating Life,” and various other PBS and educational programs. She lectures widely at botanical gardens, universities, and various symposia. The talk will be held at the Lexington Depot, followed by a tour of the Lexington Historical Society's Hancock-Clarke House herb gardens and refreshments in Hancock-Clarke Barn.
Co-sponsored by Lexington Field & Garden Club and Lexington Historical Society.
Tickets available through the Lexington Historical Society; visit their website, www.lexingtonhistory.org/events (cut and paste or type in your browser) or call the Society office at 781-862-1703.
For a full biography of Judith Sumner, click here.
Saturday June 15, 10 AM-4 PM (Rain or Shine) • Garden Tour: Lexington Gardens Blossom.
We are so excited by this year’s private gardens. Each reflects the individual interests and passions of the owners; each will inspire you — whether you are just beginning or already have achieved your garden dream. And after exploring these gardens, visit one of our partnering art galleries for some refreshments and a look at art. The proceeds will be used to continue LFGC’s work in Lexington beautifying the town. Click here for more information!