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Events

The Potomac Unit engages in several annual events each year. The plant sale is a major fund raiser for the unit where members have a great time contributing plants from our gardens and working at the plant sale. We also participate in HerbDay with activities held at USNA and USBG. Two symposiums are held each year sponsored by different units in our region. Many or our members attend the Herb Society of America’s Educational Conference and/or Annual Meeting which is held yearly at a different location in the United States.

Chili Pepper Celebration - Under the Arbor
October 8, 2016, Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
This fun event hosted by Potomac Unit will have delicious dips to taste and our members will be available to answer all your questions about chili peppers. Other Mid-Atlantic Units will be providing a sample of chili based foods, including hot chocolate and sorbets. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the diversity of chilies by exploring the Garden’s extensive collection of over 60 varieties, including some of the world’s hottest known peppers. October is usually a wonderful time to be in the herb garden, so don’t miss it.
U.S. National Arboretum – National Herb Garden

Social Symposium
March 18, 2017, Saturday, 9 am - 2 pm
“Bees, Bats, and Butterflies”
There will be several speakers on the theme.
Gunston Hall, 1759 Georgian style historic home of George Mason
10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, Virginia 22079

Potomac Unit’s Annual Plant Sale
April 28-29, 2017, Friday and Saturday
U.S. National Arboretum, Washington DC
The Potomac Unit’s annual plant sale is held the last weekend of April in
conjunction with Friends of the National Arboretum Garden Fair. This plant
sale is a good source for finding unusual herbs. http://www.fona.org

Herb Society of America’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Members
May 3-7, 2017
Little Rock, Arkansas
All Educational Conference events will be held at the Little Rock Marriott.
3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
http://www.herbsociety.org/grow/hsa-conference-information/

Tea & Tussies for Mother's Day
May 12-13, 2017
Enjoy full tea in the garden and each guest will take home their own herbal tussie mussie that conveys a special message of love for Mom. $35/person. Reservations required. Contact blominghillva@gmail.com

Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour
May 20-23, 2017
Drop in cream tea in the garden. $15/person  No reservations necessary. Free lectures, self-guided tours of the gardens. Always a great event! For more information contact blominghillva@gmail.com

3rd Annual Blooming Hill Lavender Festival
June 9-10, 2017
Teas, tours, lectures and craft vendors. $5.00/car. $15/person for cream tea with no reservations necessary. PYO fresh lavender .15 cents/stem. For more information contact blominghillva@gmail.com

HerbDay
June 10, 2017
United States National Arboretum

HerbDay is a coordinated series of independently produced public educational
events celebrating the importance of herbs and herbalism. http://www.herbday.org

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