Photo from Herbfest 2015 courtesy Lindsey Chester

7th Annual Herbfest Comes to Page-Walker

Cary, NC — Gardeners rejoice! The 7th annual Herbfest at Page-Walker is set for Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Yearly Celebration

The Friends of Page-Walker have been celebrating Spring for seven years with an event in their beautiful culinary herb garden. The small scale festival has grown to include plant and herb sellers as well as garden-themed art and home decor.

Spring is the best time of year for Triangle gardeners, and The Friends of the Page-Walker is offering garden enthusiasts the inspiration they need to get growing at their 7th Annual Herbfest. Held on the lovely grounds of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in downtown Cary, the festival will be held Saturday May 7, from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

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Spreading Interest

This event promises something for everyone – from the most seasoned garden enthusiasts to anyone looking to turn their thumbs green. Guests will have an opportunity to stroll through craft and herb booths that will be selling items related to gardening, herbs, native plants, perennials, nature and cooking.

Festival-goers will be inspired to start their own herb gardens by touring the Anne B. Kratzer Educational Herb Garden, including a close-up look at the historic 1850s Page smokehouse. Guests can also celebrate the new Pollinator Garden at the Page Walker, a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat that features native plants. This garden was created through a unique partnership between the Cary Woman’s Club, the Cary Garden Club, the Friends of Page Walker and the Town of Cary.

Local Tastes

Other highlights will include: the must-see live butterfly releases; the silent auction featuring herbs and garden-related items; kid activities; and the popular Young Friends bake sale featuring delicious treats. Food will be available for sale at local food trucks, which is a new addition to the festival this year.

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This event is co-sponsored by the Town of Cary and The Friends of the Page-Walker – 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.

Event Info

Herbfest
Saturday, May 7, 2016
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Page-Walker Arts and History Center
119 Ambassador Loop
Cary, NC


Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos by Lindsey Chester and Hal Goodtree.