Started by four Upper Southampton residents in 1981, The Tamanend Park Herb Gardening Club was chartered in 1983 and has grown over the years to include members throughout the region. Focusing on building community and education in plant care and herbal use, the club maintains an herb garden, designed by stained-glass artist Charles Moore, next to the farm house in Tamanend Park.
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The Teaching Garden
The herb garden features various plant specimens for medicinal, culinary, fragrance and decoration purposes. We need volunteers for helping maintain the garden. Members of the club are usually present Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM, mid-spring through mid-fall, to educate visitors in cultivating and enjoying herbs.
Meetings and Herb Study
On the third Wednesday of each month, members meet at the Tamanend Park farmhouse to share herbal knowledge and plan club activities. A brief business meeting begins at 7:00 PM, followed a guest speaker or group activity.
Come to a meeting or an event to join our community. Membership is just $10 per year.
Annual Herb Sale
Each May, a sale of plants, baked goods, and other herb-related items is held at the farmhouse to raise funds for horticultural scholarships. Watch for the event each year, the third weekend of May (weekend after Mother’s Day).
Some of the plants sold at the annual sale are purchased from local growers, and the rest of the plants are donated by members of the club. We love seeing our plant babies go to a good home and we’re happy to spend time to provide guidance on raising the plants.
Proceeds from the Annual Herb Sale are used to fund scholarships for horticultural students.
The scholarship program started in 1985 with a small stipend and has grown to $1000 per student awarded each year.
Check our news for the last scholarships.
The Club and its members have received many honors from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for entries in Harvest Shows.1Members received more than 70 awards, including first place ribbons. “Achievers” Bucks County Courier Times, 25 October 1994.
Recognized by The Pennsylvania Horitcultural Society for winning the greatest number of Blue Ribbons of a horticultural organization at the PHS Harvest Show 1992, 1993 and 1997.
In 2003, the club received the Suburban Greening Award from The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, plus subsequent Maintenance Awards.
1999 Philadelphia Flower Show, Second Prize, Westringia Fruticosa (Australian Rosemary) – Kathy Stroshane
2004 Philadelphia Flower Show, Honorable Mention
Donations to support scholarships, club expenses and educational programming can be mailed to:
Tamanend Park Herb Gardening Club
PO Box 456
Southampton PA 18966