Sunday, July 03, 2016

Liz's Open Garden Tour

In 1999 Liz and Ted Barbour moved into Hollis’s oldest house located on the curve of a busy village street.  Once home to “Lockes Ice Cream”,
​the Daniel Emerson House (Circa 1744) provided the perfect setting and scale for Liz’s dream cottage garden.  

Tucked into 1/3 of an acre, the Barbour’s edible gardens have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle and in New Hampshire Magazine.  As the owner of Liz Barbour's Creative Feast, Liz is a working chef and cooking instructor who shares her edible gardens in her lectures and prepares recipes in her cooking classes that feature edibles from her garden.  Meet Liz at her garden gate and enter into a delightfully delicious tour of her edible gardens.  Edible plants include: rhubarb, hibiscus, bee balm, amaranth, cabbage, broccoli, Egyptian onions, cucumbers, salad greens, lavender, kale, hops, gooseberry, apples, blackberries, and many, many more.  Gleen some ideas about how you can incorporate edible flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits into your gardens to create a sustainable, edible landscape at your home - Creative Feast Website
  I had the opportunity to visit Liz's house at the Hollis, NH Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 26th 2016. The Gardens were wonderful but since it was quite warm I opted to sit in the back garden and sip on some delicious Rose Punch. The recipe is posted on her website.

Front gardens, a mix of vegetables, flowers and herbs

Shaded back porch, great working area

Incredible color on these Centaurea cyanus

For a slide show of the garden please visit her website.