The gardens at the Salem Museum are varied and surprising, from the formal herb garden in front and the succulents on the green roof to the Monarch butterfly habitat and the Bluebird nesting trail. On Saturday, July 20, the Museum’s Landscape Committee will host “Walking & Talking Garden Tours” of the Museum’s gardens. Tours start at 9 am, 9:30 am, 10 am and 10:30 am. The tours are free and open to the public, although donations and/or new volunteers are very welcome.
Elizabeth Bailie, Chair of the Museum’s Landscape Committee, will show visitors the range of activities taking place in the gardens at the Salem Museum, and explain the Museum’s goal to become a Certified Native Wildlife Habitat. She will point out some of the common, non-native, invasive plants that the Museum’s gardening team is working to eradicate from the gardens and the work they are doing to support native plants and pollinators. Additional Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists will be on hand to explain the importance to our environment of native and naturalized plants, in the gardens at the Museum and throughout the area.