Herb gardening talk set for Damariscotta historical home

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DAMARISCOTTA — Lincoln County Historical Association’s Chapman-Hall House Stewardship Committee invites the public to an outdoor presentation on small space herb gardening at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at 270 Main St.

The presentation will be held at the small herb garden behind the historic site, where Marie Erskine will review the plants in the garden, discussing the types of plants, horticulture, and a history of their use in cooking and medicinal purposes.

Erskine holds a certificate in landscape design from Quinnipiac University with a focus on low maintenance designs. As a member of the Wallingford Garden Club, she taught horticulture, floral and landscape design for many years and has won awards for her herb gardens, according to a news release from the stewardship committee.

Erskine lives in Jefferson, where she and her husband Jim grow peonies. She is a member of the American Peony Society and the Peony Society of Maine, and is president of the Augusta Nature Club.

There is no admission fee to attend Herb Gardening in Small Spaces, although donations are appreciated. A small booklet highlighting the herbs growing in the Chapman-Hall garden will be available to all attendees, and a selection of herb plants will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit or Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine) on Facebook. All three of the association’s historic sites will open for the summer season on June 4.