Herb & Heirloom Tuesdays

Herb and Heirloom Tuesdays logoTuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon
(June 6–August 29, 2017)

in the St. Louis Herb Society Garden (located in the Victorian District directly behind Tower Grove House), weather permitting

Connect with some of the oldest friends of cultivated gardens: herbs. Explore the culinary, sensory and beauty uses for the herb featured each week. The first 150 participants will pot an herb to take home and receive a plant profile sheet with care tips and ways to use their new plant. Included in Garden admission.

(Schedule may vary due to plant availability)

June 6    Cilantro
Coriandrum sativum 'Slo-Bolt'

June 13    Dill
Anethum graveolens 'Fern Leaf'

June 20    Lettuce-leaf basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Crispum'

Lettuce-leaf basil
June 27    Pineapple sage
Salvia elegans
Pineapple sage
July 4    Chives
Allium schoenoprasum ‘Fine Leaf’
July 11   Basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Poppy Joes'

July 18    Lemon verbena
Aloysia citriodora
Lemon verbena
July 25    Mint
Mentha spicata 'Kentucky Colonel'
August 1    Anise hyssop
Agastache foeniculum
Anise hyssop
August 8    Zaatar or Syrian oregano
Origanum syriacum

August 15    Caraway
Carum carvi
August 22    Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'French Perfume'

August 29    Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Spice Islands'

Victorian District


Experience an authentic Victorian Garden, labyrinthine maze, herb garden and a classical observatory in the Doris Waters Harris Lichtenstein Victorian District. Learn more

Growing Herbs


The Kemper Center for Home Gardening offers tips to grow your own culinary herbs. In addition, you can download a detailed Herbs factsheet [pdf] which includes information on history, propagation, harvest, preservation and pest management.