The Herb Garden Photos


The Hollingsworth Historical Herb Garden is dedicated to the memory of Julie Anne Wilcox, the late daughter of past Historic Elk Landing Foundation President, Judge Kenneth and Anne Wilcox. Judge Wilcox was the second foundation president and the last remaining member of the original board which established the Historic Elk Landing Foundation in 1999. The Foundation is forever grateful for the contribution of the garden as well as the many years of service Judge Wilcox gave to us.

Today's garden is managed by the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardeners and is a representation of what a typical herb garden would have looked like and consisted of during the early 19th century. We have no firm evidence that the Hollingsworths or anyone else ever planted such a garden at Elk Landing, but it represents what might have been here and what certainly graced the grounds of other area farms. The herbs from such gardens were used for a number of medicinal purposes as well as culinary decorative delights. The Master Gardeners labeled many of the plants in our garden with signs that describe the plants and their uses over the years. The foundation hopes to one day collect enough seeds from our garden to offer for sale, so you too may plant your own herb garden to use and to serve as a reminder of times gone by.

The following pictures were taken in the spring of 2011 and speak for themselves of the beautiful garden that now graces Historic Elk Landing.



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