The Northborough, Boylston & Shrewsbury garden clubs present Christie Higginbottom and her slide presentation, “The Family Nurse: Home Medical Care in the Early 19th Century,” at Tower Hill, Boylston MA, on May 8th, 2012 at 6:30PM.
Higginbottom has worked as a costumed interpreter at Old Sturbridge Village since 1981.
From 1984 to 2003 she coordinated the historic horticulture program. In that position she researched, planned and planted the re-created kitchen and flower gardens at the village’s historic households, trained garden interpreters and planned garden programs. She also supervised the village’s herb garden collection, a garden exhibiting over 300 varieties of historic herbs.
As a consultant Higginbottom writes and advises on historic gardens, antique plants and herb use. She also lectures at museums and historic sites. She has lectured at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at Monticello, the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities and has been featured lecturer at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s spring flower shows.