Come rain or shine! May 11, the Saturday before Mother’s Day, is the date The New England Unit of the Herb Society of America holds its famed Annual Great Herb & Heirloom Plant Sale. The Herb Sale is the Unit’s primary fundraiser, and monies raised support local educational outreach projects and the ‘Teaching Herb Garden’ at Elm Bank.
This year’s Plant Sale Buyer is Nasrin Morovaty, a woman with an international outlook and tons of enthusiasm. Yes, we’ll have parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Yet, imagine local heirloom tomatoes and an unparalleled selection of herbs (some are organic). Over 2000 herb plants will be available. Also, there will be unique Mother’s Day gifts for giving – custom-planted culinary and succulent containers, and free chives and ‘Johnny Jump Ups’ for the kids.
Also, our locally grown, ‘Members’ Plants’ offer the buyer lovingly cultivated choices that are sure to thrive in our unpredictable New England climate. The International Herb Association has chosen Elder (Sambucus spp.) as Herb of the Year for 2013. Elderberries have been a folk remedy for centuries in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa for antioxidant activity, for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections.
Knowledgeable and helpful Herb Society Members will assist you in finding what will be just right for your garden, as well as information on how and where to plant. We offer ‘Personal Shoppers’ to help you with choices for kids patches and a plan for your herb garden. The Sale is located in the big field just over the bridge, after entering the road to Elm Bank. Tents will be set up for shopping in all-weather conditions. Truly, come early for best selections.
Elm Bank Horticulture Center
900 Washington Street (RT 16), Wellesley, MA 02482
Free admission & free accessible parking
Cash, Check or Credit Card accepted