History Flourishes – Heritage Plants Thrive and Bloom
NEW BERN, NC – Walk into the 19th century New Bern Historical Society’s Heritage Garden located behind the Attmore Oliver House at 511 Broad Street. The garden is lovingly cared for by a volunteer group headed by Annette Hunt. “All the plants in the garden are old plants, 'pass along' plants that were popular the late 19th century," said Hunt. "We have the original plant list of Livinia Cole Roberts, whose husband brought the original spider lily bulbs to her from Japan. We also have paperwhites from Mrs. Blades’ garden.”
The heritage garden project started in 2007 to preserve some of the wonderful plantings that 19th century New Bernians cultivated. Landscape architect Jack Draft and horticulturist Rebecca Lucas drew up the plans. The volunteers work each Monday morning to keep the garden beautiful and flourishing.
The plants present a constantly changing show with new blooms appearing each day. The collection includes 15 heritage roses. The public is invited to come and take a leisurely stroll enjoying this charming garden path tucked away between Broad and Pollack Streets.
The mission of the New Bern Historical Society is to celebrate and promote New Bern and its heritage through events and education. Offices are located in the historic Attmore Oliver House at 511 Broad Street in New Bern. For more information, call 252-638-8558 or go to www.NewBernHistorical.org or www.facebook.com/NewBernHistoricalSociety.
For information contact:
Mickey Miller, Executive Director
New Bern Historical Society
Robert B Butler
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