Montgomery Botanical Gardens Plans Herb Class for September Offering

The Montgomery Botanical Gardens will present an herb class on Saturday, September 9. The class, to begin at 10 AM, will be held in the Wisdom Wood outdoor classroom and will be taught by Janell Diggs.

Whether it be a small window garden or a large patch in an outdoor space, many people dream of planting and cultivating their own herb garden, offering them the luxury of snipping off fresh herbs for cooking and providing fragrance throughout the home. For many of us, lack of knowledge about what will grow where prevents us from attempting such gardens.

Janell Diggs, past president of Capitol City Master Gardeners, will offer tips on selecting the right herbs, planting and nurturing them and using the herbs in cooking. Mrs. Diggs, who is currently working  on her Master Gardener’s Advanced certification in “Gowing and Cooking with Herbs,” lives on a farm in Hope Hull and currently grows flowers, vegetables and herbs. She teaches a variety of classes, from herbs to raising chickens.

The class is part of a series of Montgomery Botanical Gardens presentations throughout the year. Additional classes will include Fall Floral Arrangements from Nature on October 7, taught by Anna Owen; and Bulb Planting/Perennials on November 4, taught by Karen Weber.

The class is free and open to the public. Seating is available in the outdoor classroom. For comfort, participants may consider bringing folding chairs. Water will be provided.  


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