International Herb Day Celebration - April 26th !!

International Herb Day Celebration
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10a.m.– 3p.m

Herb Day is an international celebration of herbs and herbal products. This one-day event is aimed at educating and sharing ideas about the many ways herbs bring joy and well-being into our daily lives. We celebrate herbs’ use in food, beverages, medicine, beauty products, and crafts, along with the art of growing and gardening with herbs. There will be cooking demonstrations, gardening tips, educational seminars, activities, and a wide array of plants and products for sale.

Educational Presentations

11 am  Scott Stokes: The Summer Garden: Planting for Purpose and Pleasure

Acclaimed speaker Scott Stokes will share over 50 creative ideas for your summer garden.

Summer is the time of year which makes gardens so memorable and when everyone wants their garden to be at its most glorious. Creating gardens is an art form that has followed the twists and turns of fashion over the centuries in the pursuit of beauty. Scott Stokes, co-owner of Southern Exposure, will shar with you over 50 creative ideas for your summer garden. His presentation will emphasize planting for your winged visitors, growing edible flowers, heirloom plants, theme gardening, and plant lore passed down through the ages. He will also be demonstrating how to grow, dry, and infuse herbs for your everday cooking.

            Southern Exposure Herb Farm -


1 pm   Mary Ann Menck:  Herbal Qualities of Native Trees for Your Yard

Mary Ann Menck will share tips of growing beautiful and useful trees to enhance your landscape

            Mary Ann’s Michigan Trees & Shrubs –


2 pm   Sue Becker: Soaps and Salves: Using Your Herbal Harvest

Soap-maker Sue Becker will share her secrets for making delightful herbal soaps and salves

            School House Soaps -


Family-friendly Displays and Hands-on Activities

Children’s Activities Tent: Branch County Herb Questers & Tecumseh Girl Scout Troop

Native Michigan Trees Display: University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens Herb Study Group

Herbal Dyes, Spinning & Felting Demonstration: Katja Szarafinski -East of Eden


Hidden Lake Gardens Walks

Native Michigan Trees: Gerry Donaldson, HLG Grounds Foreman

Wild Weed Walk: Brenda Wyatt, Herbalist



• Fresh Start Herbs - Herb plants

• Prairie Springs Pottery Garden Art & Accessories

• Gary Scoville - Honey Hoes 

• Schoolhouse Soaps - Herbal salves, soaps & blends

• Sunrise Farms - Herbal products

• Mary Ann’s Michigan Trees and Shrubs

• Ogden Station Daylilies

• My Bec’s Herb Seasonings & Mixes

• Eby Farms - Herbal products, repurposed items

• East of Eden - Candles, handspun fabrics

Additional vendors anticipated, check back for updates.


2014 Herb Guide available in Hidden Lake Gardens’ Gift Shop!

Printable Flyer - HLG_HerbDayFlyer2014_-_final.pdf