About Us

In the early 1980s, the Delaware Valley Unit of The Herb Society of America started as an herb study group whose members came from both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey sides of Delaware River. The group grew as the interest in herbs became more popular. In a short time, the group felt it was strong enough to petition The Herb Society of America for membership as Delaware Valley Unit and was accepted in 1982. Meetings centered at the Prallsville Mill in Stockton, New Jersey. Because of the industrial nature of the mill, it was decided to establish a garden of plants used in industry in the 1800s. However over the years the mills became a center for town activities, so we felt the need to move both our garden and activities.

Our current home is down the Delaware north of Lambertville at the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum which has on its grounds the oldest house in Hunterdon County, c. 1711. We were welcomed here in 2000 and relocated our garden to the Farmstead. Now our focus is an International Culinary Herb Garden divided into the following sections:

Northern European
Mexico; South and Central America
Far East

Our garden is open to the public, and is handicapped accessible.

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The Delaware Valley Unit of The Herb Society of America is involved in many activities. We

  • Maintain and show our international culinary herb garden located at the Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum, Route 29 north of Lambertville, NJ.
  • Engage our members and the community in cultural and educational events including lectures, herb programs, and tours.
  • Take an active role in regional and national Herb Society meetings.
  • Hold an annual herb sale at the Farmstead on the third Saturday in May. The profits from our sales provide a scholarship for a horticulture student at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA.

We hope that you will stop by and enjoy our international culinary herb garden within the tall picket fence in front of the 1711 house. Meetings are held monthly. Please join us. For questions about our group, you may e-mail us at hsa.dvu@gmail.com.

The Herb Society of America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through education programs, research and sharing the experience of its members with the community.