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News Release 086

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392
                steph.deidrick@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2014 Volume 42-14-086 

Enjoy a garden tour at Deutschheim State Historic Site June 7-8

Jefferson City, Mo. - Step back in time with a garden tour at Deutschheim State Historic Site in Hermann on June 7-8. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the tours of the heirloom gardens at the site will be available 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Visitors will be greeted by gardeners in period attire and will have the opportunity to sample from the historic herb garden. The tour will also include information on 19th century gardening techniques, heirloom plants and their uses during the early Missouri settlement period. A small 1880s half-timber barn will also feature historic farm and garden tools. The tours will feature a special demonstration on the making of bee skeps, a decorative garden item made from braided straw that was once used to keep bees. Traditional pink lemonade and springerle cookies flavored with lavender will be served. The garden visit and barn tour are free of charge.

Tours of Deutschheim State Historic Site are conducted at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and cost $5 for adults and $3 for youths 6-17. Children under the age of 5 are free. Group rates are available.

Deutschheim State Historic Site is located on West Second Street in Hermann, 15 miles south of I-70 on Highway 19. For information on the event, call the site at 573-486-2200. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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