May 28th, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In participation with Baltimore Department of Recreation & Parks
The Baltimore Herb Festival is back after a 2 year break!
Leakin Park, 1920 Eagle Dr., Baltimore, MD – Same Venue for 33 years
Herb and other Garden related Vendors, 2 Bands, Food , Garden Lectures, Exhibitors, free rides on miniature trains, Free Parking
Admission $7 -presale on Eventbrite preferred. We will take electronic payment at the entrance and exact change donations.
The herb of the year for 2022 is viola, a plant whose cheerful colors seems to welcome spring. Both leaves and flowers of violets, pansies, and johnny-jump-up are edible. The leaves of violets (viola sororia) also have medicinal properties. Historically they have been used to treat colds, coughs, sore throats, and constipation. They are high in vitamin A and C and can be included in salads. The flowers are sometimes made into jelly and candy.
Viola sororia is deer resistant.
The Baltimore Herb Festival, established in 1987, came into being as a fund-raising project to support the care, maintenance, and repair of the 1859 Winans Chapel in Leakin Park while also promoting the value of using and growing herbs through an annual festival. In close consultation the city’s Department of Recreation and Parks and the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP), the Baltimore Herb Festival Inc. is now providing leadership for a major preservation project for the historic Winans Chapel.
The Baltimore Herb Festival, Inc is a non-profit and Board Members volunteer 100% of their time with $0 of the monies raised going toward salaries.