Welcome to our exciting new Western Reserve Herb Society Blog



We are so excited welcome you to the new Western Reserve Herb Society Blog, a WRHS member driven blog that comes to the public directly from us. This blog will serve us in our mission to educate our public more personally, accurately and most importantly, in the Western Reserve Herb Society voice that you have come to know and trust!

  We will be sharing member photographs of our garden in all of its seasons and we will share recipes, growing tips, crafts, open programs we will be having and any exciting public news that we want to share with our readers.

Our goal is to create for you a vibrant, original and community oriented, member written blog, communicated in our own intelligent, authentic, warm and folksy herbal voice!

 We will be covering many categories including :

 Herb Crafts

Herbal Wellness & Medicinal Herbs

Culinary Herbs

Horticulture and Botany


and of course our glorious WRHS Herb Garden!  

It is just thrilling  to be able to showcase the diverse and wonderful talents of our membership. You will love reading the articles that they submit!

Coming soon will also be announcements about our upcoming webinar series spotlighting Culinary Herbs, Herb Gardening, Herb Crafts and Herbs for Health and Wellbeing!

 You have our promise that we will always strive to present a blog to you that is charming in voice, factual and informative.  

Respectfully Submitted,

Beth Schreibman Gehring - Chairman of Education, Western Reserve Herb Society




The Western Reserve Herb Society (WRHS), a non-profit organization, is a unit of The Herb Society of America. WRHS is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and public outreach.

The purposes of the Western Reserve Herb Society (WRHS) are to further the knowledge and use of herbs and to contribute the results of the experiences and research of its members to the records of horticulture and science and to disseminate this information through various channels.

Western Reserve Herb Society was founded on May 22, 1942, by a group of educationally-minded, vivacious women who delighted in the horticultural, medicinal and culinary aspects of herbs. Community volunteers, they dedicated their efforts to educating the WRHS’s membership and the northeastern Ohio community about the uses of herbs.

Over the years, members have raised funds through the sale of herbal products at an annual Herb Fair. These funds help to support the nationally recognized Herb Garden owned by WRHS and located on the grounds of the Cleveland Botanical Garden in University Circle. One of the nation’s largest herb gardens, each of the nine sections enchant the many visitors that come throughout the year.

The knot garden, antique grinding stones and armillary entice photographers. The Herb Garden provides a research lab for WRHS members and students of horticulture. WRHS also offers college scholarships each year for young people interested in horticulture and the environment.

Lectures, symposia, crafting herbal products, growing herbs, gardening and culinary adventures await those interested in joining WRHS. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the growing and/or use of herbs, and who is committed to sharing that interest with the community. Meetings are held on Wednesdays and work in the Herb Garden is scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday from April through October. A monthly newsletter, Herb Scents, reports on the educational, horticultural, culinary, gardening, craft and scholarly activities and endeavors of the membership.



WRHS Medicinal Disclaimer: In accordance with FDA and other government entity rules: the information and products you may learn about in regards to Herbal Wellness as a result of your association with WRHS are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  You, and you alone, are legally responsible for any and all decisions you make regarding the health of yourself, your family and your friends and even your pets. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have learned as a result of your association with WRHS. Reliance on any information provided by The Western Reserve Herb Society, members teaching or writing for WRHS or guests speaking at the invitation of WRHS , is used solely at your own risk. 

Contact chair@westernreserveherbsociety.org for additional information about WRHS.