Strawbery Banke

Continuing education opportunities are provided throughout the year for NH Extension volunteers.

Yesterday was tour day for NH Master Gardeners and Natural Resources Stewards at the historic Strawbery Banke gardens with Matthew Kochka, Horticulturist and Landscape Operations Manager.

The tour and workshop will provide an overview of the work the volunteers have done to restore the historic gardens and grounds. Discussions will include the history of the original yards, trees, and gardens.

It may have been hot and humid, but the individuals who came out had a great morning. Ruth Smith, NH MG Coordinator, was along for the fun as well as five MGs from Strafford County – David, Barbara, Genie, Beth, and Judy.

Here are some photos of the lovely gardens. If you weren’t able to attend, stop by and check them out. They are well worth the trip.

If you would like to volunteer at the Strawbery Banke gardens, contact Ruth Smith,, for further information.


Strafford County Master Gardeners Association, part of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, is forty+ gardeners strong, educating through gardening in Strafford County New Hampshire.
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6 Responses to Strawbery Banke

  1. Must have been a wonderful tour. I’ve always wanted to visit Strawberry Banke but somehow never have. Someday, maybe.

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  2. Oddment says:

    How beautiful! And to honor a poet in that way makes it unique, I’d guess. What is that whirligig-looking flower up at the top? Is it an opening bud? The flowers look like something I should know but of course I don’t. I don’t know Thomas Bailey Aldrich either, so Google is my next stop.

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  3. Oddment says:

    p.s. I have just met Aldrich, and I thank you for introducing us.

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  4. Lynn Aber says:

    Beautiful old (and new) gardens at SB. No doubt they are great year round. I hope tour will be offered again, in any different season.

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