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Herb Garden Weekend

Learn how to grow and use a variety of kitchen garden herbs. Displays, demonstrations, select vendors, and more.

Herb Garden Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, July 28 – 29, 2018
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Displays, demonstrations, tours, vendors, and chef demonstrations showcase a variety of garden herbs at the Fruit & Vegetable Garden that visitors can grow in their own gardens.

Staff, volunteers, and outside experts will talk about:

  • how to grow herbs in containers
  • how to grow and use a variety of mints
  • companion planting with herbs
  • making herbal mustards and other methods for preserving and using herbs
  • attracting pollinators with herbs

Take a tour!

  • Fruit & Vegetable Garden herb plantings
    Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.—with Lisa Hilgenberg, horticulturist
  • Home Landscape Gardens herb gardens
    Saturday, 2 p.m.—with Liz Feldner Rex, horticulturist

Family-friendly activities include:

  • making a dried-herb mix for herb butter
  • playing a “sniff and guess” game
  • planting a herb seed and making a plant label to go with it

Vendors will offer plants and herbal products for sale. Special herb-related items will be for sale in the Wheelbarrow Shop.

Take home a seedling!

  • As part of the plant giveaway program, pot up a summer savory seedling (while supplies last).