Chadds Ford Historical Society

Revisiting History

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Just a little add-on

Forgive the cliche, but pictures really are worth a thousand words.  My last post about colonial herbs was hopefully informative and helpful, but y’all would be better served if the facts came with some photographs.

So here they are!

Calendula the calendula

Chives chives

Creeping Thyme creeping thyme


Lettuce lettuce

Mint mint

Spade & Trowel Garden Club of KS a tribute to our wonderful founders, the Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Kennett Square!


Those photographs are all of our lovely garden at the Barns-Brinton House.  Mrs. Elizabeth Barns and her only daughter, also named Elizabeth, would’ve grown a garden very similar when they were still alive and used the results for various purposes, including food and medicine.

Of course, if you haven’t seen my tidbit on Herbs of Colonial America, please do check it out.  And definitely definitely definitely come see our Barns-Brinton House (Sundays and Saturdays, 1-5) to see the herb garden in person!