The Wonderful World of Basils

Gardening / Horticulture - Class/Workshop

Sunday, June 11, 2017
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
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Instructor: Betsy Williams

Explore the fascinating and delicious world of basils! There are dozens of varieties of culinary basil: basils with huge leaves, basils with tiny leaves, basils from Asia, Italy and Greece, tall elegant basils, purple and variegated basils! There are basils that smell like cinnamon, cloves, lime and lemon, there is even a basil that smells like black walnuts! Learn the long, curious history of basil, its magical and medicinal associations and how it became Americas favorite culinary herb. Well smell and nibble different types of basil, discuss its growing requirements, how to use it in the kitchen and ways to preserve it. Students will enjoy a tasting of basil butter, vinegar, and sauce. Each person will plant three 10 pots of different varieties of basil to take home and enjoy during the warm days of summer! Please bring an apron and floral scissors to class. Recipe sheets are included.

Cost: Member $65, Non-member $80

Woo Pass: 1 Point

Suggested Audiences:Adult

Phone: 508-869-6111x124

Last Modified: March 13, 2017 at 10:35 AM

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