Do you love to garden or cook? Interested in chatting with an expert about container gardening or edible landscapes? Searching for a specific variety of basil? Seeking info about the health and wellness benefits of herbs?
There’s no better day to visit the Herb Capital of Ohio than during its annual Herb Day event. The Saturday, May 9 event will be held in Gahanna’s Creekside District (117 Mill St.) and will provide a memorable celebration of all things herbal. New this year will be a VIP “Herbal Affair” preview on Friday, May 8 – and a VIP Herbal Getaway hotel package that includes Herbal Bath gifts and passes to the Herbal Affair.
Presented by the Ohio Herb Education Center, City of Gahanna Parks & Recreation and partners—the family friendly event includes a huge plant sale featuring more than 100 varieties and 3,000 plants, 30 vendors, live music by Casey Redmond and the Shaw Brothers, demonstrations and workshops, paddleboat rides, and an herb walk. Gahanna businesses and restaurants will feature special promotions and menu items.
Not only does the popular annual festival draw locals, but it attracts both individual gardening aficionados and gardening clubs from throughout Ohio and the region. Here guests can discover Gahanna’s popular Herbal Trail and experience its many partner offerings.
The new “Herbal Affair” VIP Preview Party will begin at
7 pm Friday, May 8—with proceeds benefitting the Ohio Herb Center. Attendees will enjoy a plant preview sale (with early access to many varieties that traditionally sell out quickly), as well as guest speakers and local herbal-inspired food and beverages by Brothers Drake, Wyandotte Winery and Pigskin Brewing Company. Tickets are $30 per person (available through May 6 by calling 614/342-4380).
Out-of-town guests can take advantage of the all NEW “VIP Herbal Getaway” package offered by the SpringHill Suites Columbus Airport/Gahanna and the TownePlace Suites Columbus Airport/Gahanna. The package includes deluxe overnight accommodations, upgraded herbal bath amenities, VIP access for two to the Herbal Affair VIP event on May 8, complimentary breakfast and access to complimentary shuttle service. Package availability is limited. Check rates and/or reserve your getaway now. (Use promotional code: ZJ1)
~Post by Mary Szymkowiak, Gahanna OH Convention & Visitors Bureau Communications & Tourism Manager