The Herb Lyceum

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The Herb Lyceum is a working 4-acre farm in Groton Massachusetts operated by the Gilson family since the 1800s.  Aside from growing a variety produce, herbs, and flowers, David Gilson, the current head of the household and first to farm on the land, has spent decades massaging the landscape to host events with a cozy, familial, and relaxed feel.

The grounds surrounding the farmhouse are a perfect backdrop to your next event.  Guests can explore the pathways through herb gardens inspired by Provence and Tuscany while grabbing a bite at food stations set up throughout the main area and sunken gardens.  A casually elegant converted greenhouse will serve as your dining room for a multi-course, family-style dinner.  Dancing and music under the permanent tent cap off the perfect evening.

The Herb Lyceum is run by the team at Puritan & Company in Cambridge, where Will Gilson is the chef.

For information on herbs and farmers’ markets, please reach out to David Gilson, at

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