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Tamanend Park Herb Club Sale set in Upper Southampton


The Tamanend Park Herb Gardening Club hosts its annual herb sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19.

The sale takes place near the historic farmhouse at Tamanend Park, 1255 Second Street Pike, Southampton. The sale, now in its 39th year, benefits horticultural scholarships and education. Thousands of plants are available. Herb club members are on hand to provide knowledgeable advice.

Some of the plants sold at the sale are purchased from local growers, while others are donated by members of the club or dug from the club’s own herb garden. Plants are thus well-acclimated to the local environment.

Inside the farmhouse visit a garden craft and thrift shop, along with a bake sale featuring herbal goodies. Don’t miss the club’s carefully tended herb garden outside the farmhouse. It was designed by stained-glass artist Charles Moore and features culinary, medicinal, fragrance and decorative herbs. Children are welcome. They can touch and smell the herbs and have their visit topped off by a visit to the nearby park playground and walking trails.

Started in 1981 by four Upper Southampton residents, the Tamanend Park Herb Gardening Club was chartered in 1983 and has grown to include members throughout the region. The club focuses on building community and educating people of all ages in plant care and herbal use. The scholarship program began in 1985 with a small stipend but has grown in value and number of awarded students. Last year two horticultural students from Delaware Valley University were awarded scholarships.

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