Rocky Mount State Historic Site hosting Wooly Day on Saturday


Rocky Mount State Historic Site will present its annual Wooly Day on April 13 along with the first Garden Arts Festival.

Wooly Day features hand shearing of Rocky Mount’s flock of Cotswold sheep, wool processing techniques of the 18th century and other spring activities on a frontier farm.

The Garden Arts Festival will be a celebration of all things gardening. It will feature speakers sharing their knowledge on a variety of topics.  All talks will take place in Massengill Museum auditorium.

Here’s a schedule of speakers:

10:00 a.m. Herb Gardens in Colonial America

11:00 a.m. Guided Herb Garden Tour

11:30 a.m. Square Foot Gardening Basics

1:00 p.m. Herb Gardens in Colonial America

2:00 p.m. Guided Herb Garden Tour

2:30 p.m. The Best Plants for Pollinator Friendly Landscapes

Vendors and exhibitors including local specialty plant nurseries, traditional artisans, community groups and food vendors will be on hand from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $10/adult, $9/senior, $5/child.

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