Garden Club

Submitted by David S. Emmerman

Amherst Garden Club has now been around for three years, and always expanding. Located behind the Zu (Humphries House) we have 9 large outdoor garden boxes and a newly constructed greenhouse that houses four indoor beds. We grow a variety of vegetables, experiment with fall and winter crops, and give students a space to grow whatever vegetables, fruits and flowers they like.


YūshienThe garden is located between Webster Hall and Kirby Theater. To visit the garden, use the western entrance of Webster and follow the signs leading to the garden's location. See Amherst College's campus map and driving directions.

Spiced-Up Val

Valentine’s head chef, Jeremy Roush, worked with others to plant an herb garden outside the dining hall last fall. During the growing season, he and his staff use a variety of the herbs in meals they create. Here are some of the herbs that grow in the garden and examples of Valentine specialties that make use of each.  

Horticulturalist Marta McDowell to Speak on Emily Dickinson’s Gardens June 25

June 7, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens presents a lecture and garden walk by landscape historian and author Marta McDowell at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, at the Amherst Woman’s Club at 35 Triangle St. in Amherst. The garden walk will follow on the Museum grounds, at 280 Main Street, directly across the street.

“Poetry in the Garden” at Emily Dickinson Museum July 9, 16 and 23

June 29, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417