"The Herb Garden at the National Arboretum":
Event Date: March 1, 2003
A lecture by Jim Adams, Curator of the National
Herb Garden of the National Arboretum was Sponsored
by the Science, Technology and Business Division and
the Library of Congress Professional Association as
part of Science, Tech and Business Mid Day Lecture
Series on March 1, 2003. Mr. Adams talked
about the uses of herbs and showed many slides
to illustrate his talk.
Jim Adams was named Curator of the National Herb Garden,
National Arboretum,in 1997 and has been at the
National Arboretum since 1993 in other positions,
including assistant curator of Fern Valley. He
is originally from Dearborn Heights Michigan, and received a B.S.
in Horticulture from Michigan State University. He has held
internships at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Longwood Gardens,
and Scott Arboretum. He is active locally in Trees for Capitol Hill.
The Garden is the largest designed herb garden in the world and
has a collection of about 800 species of "useful" plants. It was
dedicated in 1981 as a gift from the Herb Society of America to
the people of the United States. The Garden is made up of three major
areas: an entrance-garden with a knot garden and two arbors, an antique
and heritage rose garden, and ten theme gardens.
Science and Technology Division