Echoes of an English Cottage Garden

The Colonial Triangle Unit of the Herb Society will feature a presentation, "Echoes of an English Cottage Garden" by Sandra Helsel at its open meeting on Tuesday, March 14. Ms. Helsel, a self-taught gardener and member of the Herb Society, has been interested in gardening in general and herbs in particular for nearly 25 years. She fell in love with English-style design after several tours of gardens in England and Ireland. She and her husband laid out their version of an English garden in the yard of their Williamsburg home. Articles on her garden have appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Virginia Living, Southern Living and in the July 2016 Special Collector's Edition of Southern Living's Porches and Gardens. The garden was open for Virginia Garden Week in 2009 and in the same year for the Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium.

She will share the path she took in creating her garden and the ever-challenging use of herbs in the design.

The meeting will be held at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 7479 Richmond Rd. in Norge, beginning at 1 PM and is free of charge. For more information, contact Kathy Taber at 757-345-6354.

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