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Join us for monthly Western Hort programs designed to inform, educate and inspire the dedicated plant lover. Meetings are currently available via Zoom and links are sent monthly to all members who provide email contact information. Meetings are a benefit of  WHS membership. We also currently have a sharing agreement for meetings with the California Horticultural Society. Our members will receive links to the their monthly Zoom meetings and we will send them links to ours.

Meetings are held 9 times a year on the second Wednesday of the month and feature a lecture and slide presentation by a guest horticultural specialist. Each program also includes a member-led discussion and photos of unusual plants.

Future in-person meetings, will be held at the Garden House in Shoup Park, 400 University Ave, Los Altos.

Located near Lincoln Ave.

In-person meetings often include a sale of diverse plant varieties donated by members and local nurseries as well as books, seeds, tools and other horticultural items on occasion.  All are welcome!

Our Upcoming May Meeting will be in-person
in the Garden House at Shoup Park in Los Altos

If you enjoy the talks given at our meetings and want to help the Western Horticultural Society sustain our program, you might like to sponsor one of our speakers! Your donation helps cover the costs of hosting a speaker and we will note your name as sponsor in our newsletter. You can choose the month or speaker of your choice or perhaps you have a speaker you would like to propose? Contact Leslie Dean about donations or questions.   

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May 10, 2023,  7:30pm,

Hardworking Herbs

With Rose Lovell

Hardworking herbs are the culinary stars, the medicinal marvels, the pollinator magnets and the landscape design workhorses. Learn more about incorporating basic and unusual herbs into your designs with the owner of Morningsun Herb Farm, Rose Loveall. She will speak about the extensive and sometimes unusual uses of some of the lesser known herbs that will add color, fragrance and texture to your planting designs. Starting from the soil up, she will discuss soil preparation, site selection, and basic herb requirements for all of your favorite herbs. Learn about growing the basic herbs, plus many fun and unusual culinary and medicinal herbs, tea herbs, fragrant herbs and herbs to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Herbs are such great sturdy additions to your garden, not just relegated to your herb garden, but planted throughout your yard. 


A brief history of the nursery:

Rose Loveall’s family-owned nursery and display gardens have been in operation since 1995. They grow over 500 species of herbs, vegetables, unusual and drought-tolerant perennials and pollinator plants. They specialize in a huge selection of lavenders, propagating over 45 varieties in their greenhouses. Their display gardens, located in the family walnut orchard, are wonderful teaching tools for gardeners, chefs, herbalists, and crafters. If you visit, take a picnic to relax in the gardens and some extra treats to share with their donkeys.

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