Herbs & Heirlooms Tuesdays

Herbs & Heirlooms Tuesdays
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon (June 7–August 30, 2016)
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 100 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 7    Garden tomato
Solanum lycopersicum ‘Green Zebra’
(aka Lycopersicon esculentum)
Green zebra tomato
June 14    Pepper
Capsicum annuum ‘Sweet Banana’
Banana pepper
June 21    Garden tomato
Solanum lycopersicum ‘Golden Jubilee’
(aka Lycopersicon esculentum)
Golden jubilee tomato
June 28    Pepper
Capsicum annuum ‘Pepperoncini Italian’
Pepperoncini pepper
July 5    Garden tomato
Solanum lycopersicum ‘Supersweet 100’
(aka Lycopersicon esculentum)

Supersweet 100 tomato
July 12    Pepper
Capsicum annuum ‘Jalepeño’
Jalapeno pepper
July 19    Calamint
Calamintha nepeta

July 26    African marigold
Tagetes erecta

African marigold
August 2    Sweet basil
Ocimum basilicum
August 9    Sweet marjoram
Origanum majorana
Sweet marjoram
August 16    Fennel
Foeniculum vulgare ‘Florence’

August 23    Italian Parsley
Petroselinum crispum var. neopolitanum

Italian parsley
August 30    Marigold
Calendula officinalis

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.