The Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Herb Associates began in 1957 when three women who loved and grew herbs — Gertrude Burdsall, Emily Rose, and Amy Bess-Miller — decided to make and sell herbal products to benefit the Garden.
Let's talk about the “king of aroma as well as flavor.” (That would be basil.) Let's also talk about the new product that our taste testers have given the thumbs up on. (That would be the new BBG BBQ Sauce, available now in our Gift Shop.)
“Thyme is very nearly the perfect useful herb,” commented Elizabeth Leonard, Display Herb Garden volunteer coordinator. “It enhances and complements so many foods, and it has a long history of mostly medicinal uses.”
What's happening this week in the Herb Garden and kitchen? Lots! This week, the kitchen crew prepared violet simple syrup, which can be added to drinks of all kinds — lemonade, club soda or your favorite cocktail.
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