Garden Volunteers

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

Fragrance Garden

Apothecary Garden.

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

The National Herb Garden

        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.

Medicinal Disclaimer

It is the policy of The Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical or health treatment.