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18th Century Historical Garden
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This herb and flower garden, planted at the Tuck Museum, is an educational tool representing a small kitchen garden that a woman of the 18th century would have planted to supply her home with medicine, cosmetics, culinary and decorative items made from the plants. We call it Mrs. Bís Garden after one of the early settler families of Hampton - the Batchelders.

Growing Season

Click here to see a larger view of the garden with and without labels
To find out what type of plant each number is, hover the mouse over the number; to read more about the plant, click the number, or click the links below the picture.


  1. Nasturtium
  2. Marigold
  3. Oregano
  4. Lavender
  5. Lemon Balm
  6. Violet
  7. Daisy
  8. Catmint
  9. Hollyhocks
  1. Strawberry
  2. Hyssop
  3. Flat Leaf Chives
  4. Lupine
  5. Mint
  6. Yarrow
  7. Hops
  8. Flax
  9. Moonflower
  1. Betony
  2. Sage
  3. Dill
  4. Sunflower
  5. Chives
  6. Rosemary
  7. Feverfew
  8. Thyme
  9. Lamb's Ear
  1. Bachelor's Button
  2. Sweet Pea
  3. Morning Glory

Fallow Period

fallow garden At right is a view of the garden in its fallow period in the winter of 2012-13.

In the winter our gardens dream of seeds