Have you seen the Varnum House Museum’s period herb garden? This fantastic outdoor exhibit features 18th century flowers, plants, and herbs that were used for cooking, medicine, and cleaning, as well as dyes and paints. We also have a gorgeous rose garden! Each plant is labeled to let you know exactly how each herb was used in colonial times.
This garden is the result of a partnership between the Varnum Continentals and URI Master Gardeners. Every week, the Master Gardener volunteers do fantastic work to maintain and expand the garden.
While you’re at the house viewing the garden, you should also schedule a tour. Just click here!
Join the Varnum Continentals to support the period herb garden and our other efforts to preserve and promote U.S. history and heritage.