Historic Fisher-Martin Herb Garden

The garden is an authentic 1700’s Colonial herb garden. It is planted with herbs that were used by Colonial housewives for culinary, medicinal and other uses, such as dyeing fabric and repelling bugs and offensive odors. There are also plants and herbs that were used by the Native Americans of the Cape Henlopen region. The plants were researched with materials provided by Colonial Williamsburg and the Nanticoke Museum. The willow fence and arbors represent the type of fencing used in Colonial times. The garden was originally planted in 1984 by a group of Lewes residents and was maintained by the Sussex Master Gardeners. It is currently maintained by Lewes in Bloom. – City of Lewes

Anise Hyssop
Alkanet
Aloe
Angelica
Sweet Basil
Bayberry
Bee Balm
Lemon Bee Balm
Betony
Borage
Butterfly Weed
Calendula
Catnip
Greater Celandine
Roman Chamomile
Chervil
Chives
Garlic Chives
Comfrey
Narrow-leaf Coneflower
Coriander
Costmary
Dill
Elderberry
Elecampane
Bronze Fennel
Feverfew
Flax
Foxglove
Garden Rue
Cranesbill Geranium
Attar of Rose
Lemon Crispum
Sweet Goldenrod
Hollyhock
Horehound
True Indigo
Jerusalem Artichoke
Lady’s Bedstraw
Lady’s Mantle
Lamb’s Ear
Gray Lavender Cotton

Green Lavender Cotton
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Lemon Grass
Lovage
Madder
Mayapple
Milkweed
Chocolate Mint
Peppermint
Mullein
Narcissus
Nasturtium
Oregano
Orris Root
Curled Parsley
Italian Parsley
Pennyroyal
Eastern Prickly Pear
Summer Purslane
Rosemary
Clary Sage
Pineapple Sage
Sage
Salad Burnet
Summer Savory
Winter Savory
Soapwort
Sorrel
Southernwood
Strawberry
Sweet Cicely
Tansy
French Tarragon
Creeping Thyme
English Thyme
Lemon Thyme
Valerian
Wild Ginger
Dyer’s Woad