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Cary, NC-Now that spring has fully arrived in Cary, and with summer just around the corner, gardeners are out in force planning and planting their warm-weather gardens. There is no better way to get started than by attending The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel’s first annual Herbfest on Saturday May 15th beginning at 9am.
Held on the grounds of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, this free event promises something for everyone – from the most seasoned garden enthusiasts to anyone looking to turn their thumbs green. Cary Teen Council volunteers will provide hands-on activities for the kids, too!
What To Expect:
Tour the Page-Walker Garden, watch herb cooking demonstrations and stroll through booths selling a wide variety of herbs, crafts and garden products. Live musical entertainment will be provided throughout the event by Chris Anderson and Gail Leonard, as well as a talented jazz trio from Enloe High School.
While there is no charge to attend the event, any proceeds from the sale of Page-Walker memorabilia will benefit the Friends’ ongoing historic preservation, educational and archival efforts
“We’re thrilled with the enthusiastic response we’ve received to Herbfest,” said Friends’ President Peggy Van Scoyoc. “We’re anticipating a large turnout for this inaugural event. As home gardening continues to grow in popularity, we believe our annual Herbfest event will as well.”
Include: Bela Imports, Chatham Street Café, Dillardville Bird Houses, Garden Supply Company, Eva Green, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, J & M Garden Art, Bonnie King Soaps, The Little Herb House, The Meat House, The Thyme Savor, Wake County Herb Society, Natalie Winters and Whole Foods.
Gardening and native plants and the contribution these pursuits make to a healthy lifestyle.
How Did Herbfest Get Started?
The seed for Herbfest was planted during a March 2009 program entitled “Down the Garden Path: An Historical Exploration of Herbs and Their Traditional Uses,” which was part of the Friends’ Historic Preservation Program Series. The popularity of that program, coupled with an increasing number of requests for tours of the Page Educational Garden and interest in the historical use of herbs, prompted the Friends to host Herbfest.
Learn More About the Friends of Page-Walker Organization
In addition to showcasing the Page-Walker Arts & History Center and its beautiful grounds, the event will also raise visibility of the “Friends” organization and its mission. The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel, is an all-volunteer, non-profit, membership organization whose mission is to enrich the community by serving as a guardian for the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, by advocating preservation of Cary historical sites, archiving history and facilitating history education, and promoting cultural arts.
For membership information, contact Peggy Van Scoyoc at (919) 461-0443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Herbfest will be held – rain or shine – on Saturday, May 15 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Visitors will have many opportunities to find out all they need to know about starting an herb garden by touring the Page Educational Garden, including a close-up look at the historic 1850’s Page smokehouse.
This event is co-sponsored by the Town of Cary and The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel
CaryCitizen events are sponsored by FrantzForHouse.org.