Back by popular demand is this tour of a Chinese medicinal herb garden, established in 2003. This is a trial of growing herbs predominantly imported from China, herbs used by twenty thousand medical practitioners throughout the country. Scott Chaskey is privileged to learn from these plants—now over thirty species—descended from seed collected in China and Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. Scott will be joined by Sarah Lu-Otero, a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with years of experience with these plants. Take a walk through the fields with Scott and Sarah and be introduced to plants both familiar and “exotic:” Platycodon grandifloras (Balloon flower), Belamcanda chinensis (Blackberry lily), Albizia julibrissin (Mimosa)…and dozens more!
$10/person, $5/Quail Hill Farm members, space is limited, prepaid reservations required. Closed toe, sturdy shoes recommended for the walk. Rain cancels.