Thursday, April 12, 2018

The History of the Kitchen Garden Takes Root This Saturday at Pottstown's Unique Pottsgrove Manor

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Pottstrove Manor.

Celebrate the arrival of spring and dig into history with Pottsgrove Manor at the opening of the 18th century kitchen garden on Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 3p.m.

Pull out the roots of the past and learn about the central role of gardens in Colonial America. Discover the many uses of plants, from food to medicine, with Thankful Sage Farm School. 

Get your hands dirty and help the colonial gardener plant and dig in the garden. Smell the different herbs and discover if you can match familiar scents to the right plant. 

At 1 p.m., join historian Clarissa Dillon to find out the important role of kitchen gardens in the 18th
The garden at Pottsgrove Manor
century. Visitors can also plant seeds and take them home to start their own kitchen garden. Rows of herbs, vegetables, and even flowers will soon be blooming at Pottsgrove Manor, make sure be there at the beginning to help all these plants take root in history.

Tours of the manor will also be available throughout the day. Explore Pottsgrove Manor’s new exhibit, “Good Night at the Manor,” to uncover the evening routines of the Potts family as well as their household staff. Tours last between 45 to 60 minutes. 

The museum shop will also be open, full of unique reproduction items, books, and toys for all to enjoy. Find handmade soaps and recipe books to inspire you to find all the uses for the plants in your garden

This program welcomes all ages and is rain or shine. There is a suggested $2 donation for the event.

Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, near the Carousel at Pottsgrove and Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course, in Pottstown. 

Pottsgrove Manor is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites.

For more information, call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at

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