Department of Parks
Edible Plants Tour at Waveland State Historic Site June 22
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Waveland State Historic Site is offering a special tour on “Edible Plants of the Bluegrass” on June 22 at 2 p.m.
Chris Propes, a staff member at Waveland and avid historical re-enactor, will host a tour of the 15 acres at Waveland State Historic site, identifying and explaining edible plants in the Bluegrass region. Participants will learn some of the ways pioneer Kentuckians were able to live off the land prior to agricultural development.
Waveland includes a variety of plant environments, with a small wooded area, spring branch and meadow. The fee for the tour is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $4 for students of any age.
Guests should wear comfortable shoes and may bring cameras or sketch pads to record their observations. Collection of specimens in a state park is not permitted.
Six miles south of downtown Lexington, Waveland State Historic Site stands as one of Kentucky's most dignified and gracious antebellum mansions. Completed in 1848 by Joseph Bryan, a grandnephew of Daniel Boone, Waveland is open to the public. Tours of the mansion are offered on the hour for an admission fee. The mansion is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 859-272-3611.