Our medicinal garden is turning 50 this year and we’re celebrating! The Mercer Reeves Hubbard Medicinal Garden, named after a museum volunteer who helped organize and implement the garden, was created in 1971. The wagon wheel design drawn by famed North Carolina garden architect, Elizabeth Lawrence. Planted with herbs historically used in medicine, the garden is included on the museum’s guided tour from May through August. Fan favorites include mint, lemon verbena, milkweed or butterfly weed, foxglove and echinacea or purple cone flower.