The 17th Century Garden in New England

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Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
A 45 minute slide lecture will be provided in the auditorium on gardens of the Colonial period, from early settlement until the time of the Revolution. The purposes of these gardens, popular garden styles and layouts, and a selection of popular and useful plants, will be among the topics discussed. Following the slide lecture will be a tour of the herb gardens and plants found along the riverbank and on the grounds. The program will be led by award-winning landscape designer and garden writer Laura Eisener, who teaches landscape courses at North Shore Community College and Boston Architectural College, and is a landscape consultant for Northeast Nursery.

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Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, 244 Central Street, Saugus, MA, 01906

Driving Directions: 

From Interstate 95 Northbound: Take exit 43 to Walnut Street. Turn right onto Walnut Street. Dive 2.3 miles, then turn right onto Central Street. Stay on Central Street for 1.1 miles. Turn left to stay on Central Street (road makes a sharp turn). Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site will be on your left. From Interstate 95 Southbound: Take exit 43 to Walnut Street. Turn left onto Walnut Street. Drive 2.3 miles and turn right onto Central Street. Stay on Central Street for 1.1 Miles. Turn left to stay on Central Street (road makes a sharp turn). Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site will be on your left. From Route 1 Northbound: Exit onto Main Street towards Saugus. Stay on Main Street for 0.8 miles. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto Central Street heading north. In 0.3 miles, Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site will be on your right. From Route 1 Southbound: Once in Saugus, take the Walnut Street exit. Turn left onto Walnut Street from the exit ramp. Drive 0.6 miles and turn right onto Central Street. Stay on Central Street for 1.1 Miles. Turn left to stay on Central Street (road makes a sharp turn). Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site will be on your left.