Sunday, May 24, 2015
Memphis Botanic Garden 2nd Annual Herbal Celebration
The Memphis Botanic Garden held their 2nd annual Herbal Celebration this past Friday. I went in time for the 11:00 speaker and was told I had missed my chance at a lot of the plants. It seems the plant sale sold out of a lot of their offerings soon after they opened at 10:00. Wow! I didn't know.
There were vendors set up in booths along the walkway selling handmade wooden items; body scrubs and bath salts; yard decorations; canned foods; and herbal remedies, soaps and skincare items. They had a lunch booth set up with chicken salad and such. There were 5 different speakers set up during the day covering uses of herbs and how to grow them. There was a guided tour through their herb garden:
It was a delightful day. I even found 2 of the plants I had hoped to find:
yarrow and purple coneflower. I'm already looking forward to next year.