Herb & Heirloom Tuesdays

Herb and Heirloom Tuesdays logoTuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon
(June 4–August 27, 2019)

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 200 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 4   Chamomile
Chamaemelum nobile
June 11   Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus 'Whirlybird Mix'

Tropaeolum sp.
June 18   Basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Crimson King'

June 25   Sorrel
Rumex acetosa
July 2    Pineapple sage
Salvia elegans
Pineapple sage
July 9   Harlequin ornamental pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Harlequin'

Ornamental pepper
July 16   Lovage
Levisticum officinale
July 23   Lemon balm
Melissa officinalis
Lemon balm
July 30   Chocolate mint
Mentha × piperita f. citrata 'Chocolate'
Chocolate mint
August 6   Sweet marjoram
Origanum majorana
Sweet marjoram
August 13 Orange thyme
Thymus × citriodorus 'Fragrantissimus'
Thymus citriodorus
August 20 Chervil
Anthriscus cerefolium 'Fern Leaf'
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August 27 Arugula
Eruca versicaria subsp. sativa 'Rocket'


Engage with all things botanical at Henry Shaw's 1859 Museum, filled with specimens, artworks, and historic artifacts from around the world. Exhibitions share unique narratives about plants's usefulness and impact on traditional and contemporary cultures. Renovated and reopened in 2018, visitors can explore 7 days a week, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

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.