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Save the date for the return of the Baltimore Herb Festival - Saturday, May 28th 2022 Leakin Park

Herb of the Year: Viola/ Violets

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.

We are excited to be planning the festival and will update the website and Facebook as details become available!

Admission is $7 for adults; children 12 and under free. Parking is free. Hours are 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

NEW THIS YEAR:Presale on Eventbrite preferred. We will take electronic payment at the entrance and exact change donations.

Thank you to everyone who came to the 32nd annual Baltimore Herb Festival that was held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Leakin Park.





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.

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