Saturday, July 13; Sunday, July 14; Saturday, July 27; Sunday, July 28

Times: The Village is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: Included with standard daytime admission, a season pass, or Village membership

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Garden Weekends return to Old Sturbridge Village this July! Each weekend will be filled with hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and tours of OSV’s heirloom gardens. Visit the gardens and chat with our expert horticulturalists to learn about a few of the 400(+) heirloom varieties cultivated at the museum. Saturdays will be dedicated to all things kitchen garden, and Sundays will center on topics related to ornamentals, herbs, and native species. Learn about the 19th-century perspectives on gardening and ways to implement techniques of the past at home. July 13th and 14th we will host Judith Sumner, botanist and award-winning author of American Household Botany: A history of Useful plants, 1620-1900 and The Natural History of Medicinal Plants for two special lectures.

Special Guest lectures:

Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 am: Ecology for Gardeners with Judith Sumner

Sunday, July 14 at 11:00 am: Garden Herbs; Their Cultivation, Cookery, Cures and Caveats with Judith Sumner

Talks offered throughout both weekends by OSV horticulturalists: