Botanically Curious on Congress Street

A business called Botanically Curious (website, facebook, instagram) is building out a retail location at 419 Congress Street in the first floor of the Masonic building.

Owner Paula Kersch is creating a multi-function space and multi-facetted business. At its center Botanically Curious is an herbal apothecary. Kersch will run her herbal consulting business from the Congress Street location and the retail counter will sell herbal products for customers to use at home as well as serve custom blended herbal teas and mocktails.

The floor plan also has a mixed-use space to host movement-based classes like barre, herbal workshops and other group activities. A back room that is being designed with a more library vibe with books and periodicals about herbal medicine.

The offices and other facilities will also be available to other herbalists as a coworking space. Kersch hopes that will help build community among her fellow practitioners.

Botanically Curious is slated to open this fall. Follow their instagram account to stay in the loop on the schedule of opening weekend activities that are being planned.