Our members have taken responsibility for two public herb gardens in our community.
Many members participate in the designing and maintenance of these gardens.
Herb Garden At Penn State University - Berks Campus
Native Plants Garden
Located at the Penn State University Janssen Conference Center, Broadcasting and Tulpehocken Roads, Reading, PA
The gardens were established by the Pennsylvania Heartland Unit in 1987.The garden is divided into 7 raised beds with individual themes.
Historic White Horse Tavern & Mouns Jones House
The Columns in the National Arboretum
National Arboretum, Washington, DC
The National Herb Garden was established by the Herb Society of America in 1985. The gardens were constructed on a two-and-a-half-acre site at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., the garden was completed in 1980 after fifteen years of planning and fundraising by a group of dedicated Society members. In the end, $200,000 was raised by The Society and was matched by a $200,000 grant from the U.S. government.
Each Spring and Fall a group of our members plan a National Herb Garden Workday. We make the trip down to Washington and contribute what we can to maintnance of the gardens and receive much satisfaction from our sense of owbership and contribution to a national treasure.