A new garden at The Norwich Historical Society

Volunteerism is alive and well…..and growing.

Hello Norwich,

I am sharing this announcement from Cortney Dobyns so that you too can be aware of the latest happening at the Norwich Historical Society. Take a moment from your busy schedule to head on down and check it out.

New Garden at the Norwich Historical Society:  

Volunteerism is alive and well…..and growing.

Volunteers are a precious commodity since there are so many great organizations in Norwich and so many ways to be involved in the Upper Valley community.  

Former Trustee, Gail Sanders, and current Trustee, Courtney Dobyns, recently collaborated to design a new garden at the Lewis House at 277 Main Street, better known as the Norwich Historical Society and Community Center.  

Both Gail and Courtney have their own landscape gardening businesses.  Their gardens have been on the Norwich Historical Society’s House and Garden Tours over the years.

They have volunteered to spruce up the back entrance to the building adding a garden for aesthetics and pollinators.   

Each shrub and perennial will have its own bloom time and will attract bees and butterflies to their flowers.

The ground was prepared by stripping off the old weedy sod and adding compost, greensand, black rock phosphate and Pro Gro fertilizer, an organic fertilizer made in Bradford VT by North Country Organics. 

The plants were selected at the wholesale nursery, Northern Nursery in Hartford, VT.

The new plants were added to compliment the peonies and day lilies that are already there.

While thinking about future volunteers, the idea was to plant a garden that is easy to maintain, requiring a limited amount of staking and deadheading.  

If you would like to join the volunteers at the Norwich Historical Society to help with the ongoing maintenance of the Lewis House grounds and gardens please contact any one of us.

We will be happy to put you on our volunteer list for future projects.

Courtney Dobyns, Trustee 

Gail Sanders, Volunteer and former President NHS 

Sarah Rooker, Director