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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 & Sunday, July 20 & 21, 2019
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Displays, how-to demonstrations, tours, vendors, and chef demonstrations showcase a variety of garden herbs that visitors can grow in their own gardens.

Staff, volunteers, and outside experts will talk about:

  • how to grow herbs in containers
  • how to prepare and use a variety of pestos
  • how to grow Mediterranean herbs
  • how to make herbal blends
  • how to attract pollinators with herbs
  • volunteer opportunities at the Forest Preserves of Cook County (Sunday only)

Saturday and Sunday herbal how-to demonstrations:

Noon:  herbal beverages for summer with Kasey Eaves
1 p.m.: herbal tiered containers with Nancy Clifton
2 p.m.: pesto pizazz with Kasey Eaves
3 p.m.: herbal blends with Nancy Clifton

Take a tour!

Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
Fruit & Vegetable Garden herb plantings with Lisa Hilgenberg, horticulturist

Family-friendly activities include:

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

Shop for plants and herbal products from these vendors:

  • LFK
  • Rollicking Buckaroo Pepper Jam
  • Spark of the Heart
  • Sweet Joy Brigadeiro (Sunday only)
  • Tiny But Mighty Popcorn
  • Windy City Harvest (Saturday only)
  • Wind Ridge Herb Farm
  • Xanadu Forests Apiary (Sunday only)