Waterford Historical Society (Connecticut) official seal.

Waterford Historical Society (CT)

Located in front of Beebe-Phillips House, this garden is named for Terry Wilmot, former president of both the Waterford Historical Society and the Thames River Garden Club. The garden club planted flowers and herbs and maintains the garden year-round.

Some of the herbs and their uses:

Tansy (tanacetum vulgaris)­ - a moth repellent. 

Thyme (thymus vulgaris) - culinary, in sauces, gravy, stews, dressings, tea.

Sage (salvia officinalis) - culinary,  used with meat, fish, cheese, stuffing, squash, and breads.

Sweet Woodruff (galium odoratum) - for fragrances, in beverages such as cold fruit drinks, tea and wine.

Lemon Balm (melissa officinalis) - for fragrances, as an ornamental, in lemon scented sachets, potpourris and teas.

Chives (allium schoenoprasum) -­ for culinary and ornamental uses.

Hollyhocks (alcea rosea) - ornamental, an old-fashioned flower favorite.

Mint (mentha) - culinary, used in fruit drinks, with lamb; and as a moth repellent.

Lovage (levisticum officinale) culinary, similar to celery; medicinal, diuretic

"Herbs are good companions - To vegetables in the garden - To cooks in the kitchen."

Terry Wilmot Garden