Check out the National Herb Week events in your area.
Auburn, California. May 8. Franny Fenton’s Flower Fokelore. Resident Flower Fairy will lead a walk about the gardens while participants listen to poetry, stories, and folkloric accounts of many flowering plants. May 9. Gourmet Dinner and Garden Tour. The evening starts with appetizers in the garden and a leisurely and informative tour with Shatoiya de la Tour. Then on to Latitudes Restaurant for a sumptuous meal prepared with herbs and flowers. Dry Creek Herb and Learning Center, 13935 Dry Creek Rd., 95602. (916) 878-2441.
Bakersfield, California. May 6. Gather ’Round the May Pole. Welcome spring with traditional folk dancing, herbal refreshments and Mai Bowle, garden tours, plant sale, tussie-mussies, and gifts for Mother’s Day. Cottage Gardens, 30 H St., 93304. (805) 322-6254 or (805) 631-1020.
Flinn Springs, California. May 13–14. In Celebration of Herbs, sponsored by Summers Past Farms, 15602 Old Hwy. 80, 92021. (619) 390-1523.
Redway, California. May 8–14. Celebrate National Herb Week with herb classes and walks. Mountain Rose Herbs, PO Box 2000, 95560. (707) 923-3941.
Rye, Colorado. May 14. A Day of Herbs. (719) 489-3843.
Westport, Connecticut. May 8–14. National Herb Week. Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens, 7 Sylvan Ln., 06880. (203) 227-4175.
Washington, D.C. May 6. Herbal Festival, sponsored by Potomac Unit of The Herb Society of America and Friends of the National Arboretum at the U.S. National Arboretum. (703) 978-6485.
Washington, D.C. May 6. International Violet Association’s annual meeting with lectures and a special exhibit at the National Museum for Women in the Arts. (703) 591-9769.
Orlando, Florida. May 13. Cooking with Herbs. Brown’s Edgewood Gardens, 2611 Corrine Dr., 32803. (407) 896-3203.
West Palm Beach, Florida. May 8–14. Herb programs on local television channel. Segments will air five or six times daily featuring members of the Evening Herb Society of the Palm Beaches and the Herb Society of Palm Beach County on topics such as the herb garden at Mounts Botanical Garden and using fresh and dried herbs. Evening Herb Society, PO Box 17310, 33416-7318. (407) 835-6724.
Mountain City, Georgia. May 8–14. National Herb Week. Penny’s Garden, Blacks Creek Rd., 30562. (706) 746-6918.
Newman, Georgia. May 13. A guided walk through the herb garden with edible herbal treats for all. Petals and Herbs, Catalpa Plantation Herb Farm, 2295 Old Poplar Rd., 30263. (404) 253-9745.
Decatur, Illinois. May 12–14. Mari-Mann Herb Fest ’95. Mari-Mann Herb Farm, RR 4, Box 7, 62521-9404. (217) 429-1404.
Knoxville, Illinois. May 6–7. Spring at the Farm. Kick off National Herb Week with seminars in art, music, and gardening featuring author Marge Clark; horticulture specialist Chuck Voight, adviser to the Illinois Herb Association; and herb grower Wilma Clark, president of the association. Walnut Grove Farm Everlastings, 1455 Knox Station Rd., 61448. (309) 289-4770.
Shipshewana, Indiana. May 5–6. Mayfest. May 12. Book signing by Bertha Reppert. Greenfield Herb Garden, PO Box 9, 46565. (219) 768-7110.
Terre Haute, Indiana. May 13. Spring Thyme Plant and Herb Faire, sponsored by the Wabash Valley Herb Society, PO Box 3653, 47803. (812) 235-7960.
Washington, Kentucky. May 12–13. An Herb Plant Exchange. The Herb Market, Jail and Green Sts., 41096.
New Orleans, Louisiana. May 3. Annual herb seminar, with Felder Rushing, Mississippi Extension agent; Dorothy Bonitz, National Herb Garden chairwoman for The Herb Society of America; and a local chef, Horst Pfeiffer, at the Pavillion of the Two Sisters in the Botanic Garden at City Park. New Orleans Unit of the HSA, 6506 Oakland Drive, 70118. (504) 486-3335 or (504) 891-5023.
Millington, Maryland. April 30. Open House to celebrate National Herb Week. Herbal refreshments, sunshine punch, free herbal recipe, and herbal hints handouts. Maryland’s Herb Basket, 399 Hazel Ln., 21651.
Randallstown, Maryland. May 6. Open House celebration with refreshments and surprises. May 6–12. All RNs, LPNs, and nursing assistants honored. May 8–12. Early Bird Herb Sale. May 12. Florence Nightingale’s Birthday. May 14. Mothers’ Day. Maryland Herb Farms, 9019 Marcella Ave., 21133-3911. (410) 922-4261.
Barre, Massachusetts. May 8–14. Spring Open House. Herbs, perennials, dried flowers, vegetables, and bedding plants. May 14. Lecture on the culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses of herbs. Herbal Tea Tasting. Hartman’s Herb Farm, 1026 Old Dana Rd., 01005. (508) 355-2015.
East Sandwich, Massachusetts. May 12–14. 14th Annual Herb Festival at the Green Briar Nature Center. (508) 888-6870.
Pepperell, Massachusetts. May 8–14. A free herb plant to all who stop by. May 9. Gardening lecture and demonstration. The Bronze Bell, 183 South Rd., 01463. (508) 433-2620.
Stockbridge, Massachusetts. May 12–14. 18th Annual Spring Plant Sale and Herb Fair, sponsored by the Berkshire Botanical Garden, PO Box 826, 01262. (413) 298-3926.
Weston, Massachusetts. May 13. 15th Annual Festival of Herbs, presented by the New England Unit of The Herb Society of America. Beverley A. Williams (617) 237-5938.
Benton Harbor, Michigan. May 8–14. Spring Herb Festival. Free fennel plant with any purchase. May 13. Herbal Food and Tea Tasting. The Herb Barn, 1955 Greenly Ave., 49022. (616) 927-2044.
Biloxi, Mississippi. May 13–14. Herb Fest 1995, featuring medical herbalist and author David Hoffman. (601) 872-3457 or (601) 392-7977.
Kansas City, Missouri. May 13. Herb Festival. Spring Valley Gardens. (816) 765-1818.
Morristown, New Jersey. May 13. Annual Herb Sale, sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Unit of The Herb Society of America at Delbarton School. (201) 366-5153.
East Aurora, New York. May 8–14. Spring open house, herb talks, videos, early-bird special plant sale, refreshments, and free gifts for Mom. Peppermint Farms Country Store and Herbtique, 7431 Seneca St., 14052. (716) 655-5214.
Livingston Manor, New York. May 8–13. Open house and early-bird herb plant specials. Refreshments, greenhouse tours, garden tips, and design sheets. Patricia Lanza, Shandelee Herb Gardens, 912 Shandelee Rd., 12758. (914) 439-2692.
Saugerties, New York. May 8–13. “In the Kitchen”, a daily radio program. Pat Reppert will feature gourmet fennel recipes along with the many ways in which fennel can be used in garden designs. Shale Hill Herb Gardens, 134 Hommelville Rd., 12477. (914) 246-6982.
Scotia, New York. May 12–14. Opening weekend for annual herb plant sale. Tea and refreshments served on Mother’s Day. Free potpourri-making demonstrations during the week. SouthRidge Treasures Herb Shop, 892 Ridge Rd. 12302. (518) 372-2222.
Webster, New York. May 9. Growing Herbs in Containers. May 11. Herbs for Your Perennial Border. May 12. Garden Tour. Jane’s Herb Farm, 1042 State Rd., 14580. (716) 872-3720.
Ronda, North Carolina. May 8–14. National Herb Week Open House, plant sale, wreath-making class, refreshments, guided tours of herb and eucalyptus farm. Redding’s Country Cabin, 13150 E. U.S. Hwy. 421, 28670. (800) 462-2451 or (910) 984-4070.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio. May 11–13. National Herb Week celebration at Village Herb Shop, 49 W. Orange St., (216) 247-5014, and Herbal Lakes, 6015 Parkland Dr., 44022. (216) 338-7113.
Kirtland, Ohio. May 12. Open House in celebration of National Herb Week at The Herb Society of America’s National Headquarters, 9019 Kirtland Chardon Rd., 44094. (216) 256-0514.
Montdale, Pennsylvania. May 8–14. Visitors will receive a free fennel plant along with growing tips, recipes, and folklore. Afternoon tea served on Mother’s Day. Vileniki—An Herb Farm, Route 43B, RD #1, Box 345, 18447. (717) 254-9895.
Conway, South Carolina. May 13. National Herb Week and 10th Anniversary celebration at Bee Riddle Farm, 2380 Ole King St., 29526. (803) 365-0280.
Colton, South Dakota. May 8. Grand Opening. Cats Cradle Herbs, 305 E. 4th St., 57018.
Anna, Texas. May 13. 3rd Annual Herb Festival. Free lectures and demonstrations and a special Mother’s Day afternoon tea (by reservation only). The Scented Garden, RR 2, Box 110-C, PO Box 126, 75409-0126. (214) 924-3703.
Richardson, Texas. May 13. Herb Sale-A-Bration. Seminar with guest speaker Jim Owens. Bruce Miller Nursery, 1000 E. Beltline Rd., 75081. (214) 238-0204.
Raphine, Virginia. May 12–13. Planting the Herb Garden. May 14. Mother’s Day Tea Party. Buffalo Springs Herb Farm, Rt. 1, Box 476, 24472-9741. (703) 348-1083.
Auburn, Washington. May 8–14. National Herb Week celebration at Fairlight Gardens, 30904 164th Ave. SE, 98002. (206) 631-8932.
Alum Bridge, West Virginia. May 13–14. Walk on the Wild Side. La Paix Farm. (304) 269-7681.
Allenton, Wisconsin. May 8–14. Fennel will be highlighted. Summer Kitchen Herbs, 5762 Hwy W., 53002. (414) 629-1846.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. May 6. 14th season at the West Allis Farmers’ Market with more than 500 varieties of herb, everlasting, and scented geranium plants. Sunshine Herbs and Flowers, W3660 Potter Rd., Elkhorn 53121. (414) 723-7779.
Otterville, Ontario, Canada. May 13. Celebrate National Herb Week, sample free herbal tea, and enjoy an herb talk. The Herbal Touch Gift Shop and Gardens, 30 Dover St., N0J 1R0. (519) 879-6812.
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