Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH is a magical place to be. When you walk by, you can enjoy the gardens but did you also know that they are all historic or heirloom plants?
Carefully maintained by John Forti and a long list of volunteers, these plants also create a visual feast and accent the historic homes perfectly. You can stroll through the main gardens and learn a great deal about the plants and get ideas to take home but you can also see how they can be used in creative ways like the very unique and pleasant herb garden. Here is some more advise of creating a historic modern garden at your home.
I am lucky enough to be able to drive or walk by here on my way to work every day what an inspiration. Go on by and check it out!