The Whittier Home Association will host a Plant & Bake Sale on Saturday, May 25th from 9 to noon in Whittier’s garden at 86 Friend Street at the corner of Friend and Picard in Amesbury. Entrance to the Sale is from Picard St. through the double gate at the back of the garden. In case of rain the sale will be held on June 3rd.
The plant sale features a variety of perennials dug from the gardens of members and others in the community who support the Whittier Home mission. Whittier’s garden has many established and some heirloom plants, including a grapevine that was established in Whittier’s time and still produces sweet concord grapes in the autumn. Whittier greatly enjoyed his garden and cultivated prize-winning pears. In his poem, A Song of Harvest Whittier states, “Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.”
The Bake sale will offer a spread of cookies, pies, sweet breads and brownies to be taken home or eaten in the Café set up on the lawn. Coffee and water will be available.The Whittier Home Museum will be open for tours from noon to 4:00 on the 25th.