Looking ahead to 2024

Our Season Opens May 4, 2024 with both the greenhouse and gift shop open for sales.

Our plant season is limited to May and June when gardeners are preparing for their spring gardens. We will have potted herbs for sale like lemon verbena, bay laurel, rosemary and lavender, oregano, basil, and the Herb of the Year for 2024 – Yarrow.… Read the rest

Romantic and Rustic

Are you newly engaged or know someone who is?
The Herb Garden is a seasonal outdoor venue that offers a charming rustic and unique location to host your special event.

The Herb Garden’s main building is the gorgeous historic Heritage barn, built in the 1820’s where we can host receptions of up to 80 people for a sit down dinner.… Read the rest

2024 Herb of the Year

Each year the International Herb Society selects one herb to be honored as “Herb of the Year”. In 2024 the herb is Yarrow (Achillea).

Yarrow is a vigorous, long blooming ornamental plant that has spread across most of the northern hemisphere. It has been used since ancient times as traditional  medicine for countless uses and benefits.… Read the rest


A rustic and romantic event venue

The herb garden with its unique sense of history and place, is devoted to creating relationships with our guests by providing gracious hospitality and care in a casual comfortable setting surrounded by nature.

As a small family operated business we support and partner with other small local business’ to help ensure the health and longevity of small business and their irreplaceable positive impact on communities.… Read the rest

Night Market

Events by Ollie Grey presents:

The Herb Garden Holiday Night Market!

Join us for a local small business market at the Herb Garden in Almonte. Saturday November 4, 3-8pm.
Twinkle lights, holiday music & decor, sipping on a hot coffee or hot chocolate, treats, and holiday shopping from an incredible group of local small business owners listed below!… Read the rest

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving weekend is a time to give thanks for the things you are grateful for. The gift of the beautiful hot sunny days to launch us into a new fall season has made me so grateful for the wonderful Spring/Summer season we have had. As the weather is now beginning to change, it’s a reminder to appreciate all the big and small things.… Read the rest

Natural Fabric Dyeing September 10th

Angelica archangelica

An introduction to natural fabric dyeing with Deborah Guthrie

Sunday September 10th, 2023

3pm to 5pm

An introduction to natural fabric dyeing to ignite your imagination and get you on
a journey doing it your way no matter where you live. You don’t need a back
garden to try dyeing and learn what works for you.… Read the rest



After the rush of Spring, seeding, growing, planting, preparing and planning, now we take a deep breathe to slow down and enjoy the hot sunny days of Summer and savour them before they are gone.

The Herb Garden greenhouses no longer have plants for sale this season.… Read the rest

Afternoon Tea

The Herb Garden is once again hosting a Summer afternoon tea provided by Almonte’s own Tea & Cake Catering. 

Join us July 9th for a lovely Sunday afternoon high tea experience outdoors. Enjoy A tiered tray of bites that include English style sweet and savory sandwiches and desserts paired with refreshing cool drinks and a selection of teas.
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Plant Sale

With our plant inventory running low our annual plant sale is happening early this year. Running from June 14- June 22, 2023.

What’s on sale:

Our small potted herbs in 4-3″ pots were $4.50 when we opened in May and will be on sale at 50% off! Other plants will be priced as marked down.… Read the rest

Spring Opening Date

Our Gift Shop and Greenhouse business will reopen May 6, 2023.

As a small family farm, our hours change over the season. Please review our online hours section on our website for the most accurate times of operation.

Announcing NEW 2023 Gift Shop and Plant Sale Business Hours to Reflect Our Growing Season :

May 6 – 25 Open 10 am until 5 pm Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday
(Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

New Plant Collections in 2023

New Plant Collections will be introduced this year as a specialty themed set of plants.… Read the rest

Open House Event

If you are considering a wedding at The Herb Garden either next year or in the future please check out our Open House for engaged couples on Sunday May 7, 2023 from Noon until 3 pm.

You will meet the team, we can provide a site tour of the property, and you’ll see our inclusions for event rental bookings.… Read the rest

Hosting a planet friendly event

Hosting outdoor weddings, your guests will feel more connected to nature and reduce energy consumption.

Because events are inherently wasteful, stress can rocket up when considering their environmental impact. The only way to minimize that is to be conscientious, intentional and thoughtful.… Read the rest

Ginger 2023 Herb of the Year

Spice up the New Year with ginger as the 2023 Herb of the Year.

The International Herb Association selects a “Herb of the Year” each year since 1995. For 2023, Ginger was selected. The decision is based on the herb being outstanding in at least two of the following categories: culinary, decorative, or medicinal.… Read the rest

You Are The Medicine

“Heal yourself with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon. With the sound of the river and the waterfall. With the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds. Heal yourself with mint, neem and eucalyptus. Sweeten with lavender, rosemary and chamomile. Hug yourself with cocoa bean and a hint of cinnamon.Read the rest

Diy Floral Pumkin Workshop

Make and take home your own pumpkin floral arrangement

Join Lana of The Fine Gardener as she guides you through creating your own floral arrangement inside a real mini pumpkin


October 2, 2022
2:30 pm
3840 Old Almonte Road
the Herb Garden

What’s included:

-All materials to make your own arrangement

-Step by step guidance & after care instructions

-Taxes are included in this event!
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Garden Tips

10 Native Perennials for a Drought-resistant Garden

From Northern Roots

As these sun-soaked August days lead into September, it’s a great time to consider your fall planting projects. Whether filling a few gaps in existing beds or creating new gardens, these drought-tolerant perennials will thrive and adapt to the challenges of a changing climate on our landscape.… Read the rest

Opening Soon!



We will be open once again for the season as of April 30, 2022.

Our on site shop in the Comfrey Cottage will be open again, don’t forget to visit our lovely loft upstairs.… Read the rest

Herb Garden Update

Just days before our season opening, I suffered an injury that changed how our Spring 2024 season would look.

I was very excited about trying some amazing community events, happy about our plant season about to start, and beginning to curate local artisans to the on site gift shop… but an unfortunate fall resulted in my leg being broken in two places.… Read the rest

A Fresh Offering for Spring!

We’ve been hard at work to provide some amazing new items and services at the Herb Garden for wedding use!

  • New gold votives, table numbers, and centerpieces
  • Field games are always a fun way for guests to pass time during cocktail hour. We have some games and digital download games available upon request.
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New Products for 2024 Sneak Peek

Colder months at the Herb Garden are crammed with many fruitful things, one of which is the production of new products for the on site gift shop.

New Bath scents this season!

Relax in a soothing hot bath featuring relaxing herbs and restorative salts.

Lavender is the key ingredient in all our bath salts.… Read the rest

2024 Potted Herbs For Sale


Almond Geranium
Apricot Geranium
Citrosa Geranium
Coconut Geranium
Black Hollyhock
Night Jessamine
Greek Myrtle
German Myrtle
Kent Beauty Oregano
Cuban Oregano
American Passion Flower
Pineapple Sage
Plant – Magnolia Hill Elder
Greek Mountain Tea
Chinook Hops
Brandywine Tomato
Beefsteak Tomato
Black Krim Tomato
Red Raspberry
Garlic Chives
Greek Oregano
Italian Oregano
Big Pink Sage
Cherry Chief Sage
Russian Sage
French Thyme
Lemon Balm
English Mint
Moroccan Mint
Apple mint
Chocolate Mint
Winter Savory
Culantro (Mexican Coriander)
Mojito Mint
White Sage
Garden Sage
Purple Sage
Italian Parsley
Red Genovese Basil
White Yarrow
French Tarragon
Lemon Verbena
Vietnamese Coriander
Sweet BasilThai Basil
Calypso Cilantro
Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper
Bay Laurel
English Thyme

Please email herbs@herbgarden.on.ca… Read the rest

Say it ain’t cilantro — 30 years in business!

Nearly 30 years ago the property now know as the Herb Garden started its transformation from a centuries old Irish farming property into a family operated small garden business

A brief look back on the last 30 years.

It was the early 90s when the Channers began plans to open and operate a Herb Garden Business in the Corkery area (Ottawa/Almonte).… Read the rest