Hat and Fragrance Garden at Shelburne Museum

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I spent a day at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont this past weekend. Shelburne Museum is one of my favorite museums. It contains both art and Americana. There are over 150,000 works that are exhibited in 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds from other places in New England and New York. I have been to the Shelburne Museum dozens of times and look forward to each and every visit. I’ll have a whole post up soon showcasing a few of my favorite things but for now, I will whet your appetite with this gorgeous garden in front of the Hat and Textile Building.

If you’re familiar with fragrance gardens, you may recognize some of the plants and herbs that were traditionally used to make fragrances back before our fragrances were made with chemicals.  The purple flower in the background is lavender.  The red flower in the back is monarda (or bee balm). I also noticed tansy and feverfew in the garden as well.

Hat and Fragrance Garden at Shelburne Museum

Hat and Fragrance Library Shelburne Museum

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  1. I wish I could smell this! Mitch
  2. Tiffany C. says
    This looks like a place I'd really like to visit.
  3. Wow...I soooo wish I could be there with my camera!
  4. Bella Vida Letty says
    What a beautiful garden.  It inspires me to do some gardening.  Too bad it's so hot. 
  5. Renae of Simple Sequins says
    Nice to see you here! Thanks for linking and hosting. This "Museum" is not the norm which is the fascinating part about it all.
  6. The name makes me curious!!
  7. Heather L says
    Sounds like a fascinating place to visit!
  8. Very pretty, I like old fashioned gardens
  9. Lauren @ Hobo Mama says
    How beautiful! I love the natural scents. I'd love to learn more about that.
  10. Beautiful! I would love to learn more about natural fragrances in perfume!
  11. Muza-chan says
    Beautiful photo :)
  12. Tonya {The Traveling Praters} says
    I love the smell of fresh flowers. Great photo!
  13. this looks like a fun place to explore outdoors and see whats blooming in the gardenI’m inviting you to come and link up with us for Travel Photo Mondays also for a photo carnival starting on Monday for the whole week!
  14. I've never heard of the Shelburne. Interesting that they have a garden and such a lovely one too!  
  15. Very pretty garden, and sounds like a place I would enjoy spending some time exploring.

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