Swarthmore Garden Club Herb Sale

On Saturday, May 7, rain or shine, the lawn in front of Borough Hall will be filled with tables displaying hundreds of herb plants when the Swarthmore Garden Club holds its annual sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Once again, a wide variety of certified organic culinary and ornamental herbs will be available and will include the usual favorites — varieties of basil, rosemary, thyme, and many more.

Others include pineapple sage, bay leaf plants and a small selection of flowers, scented geraniums, dragon-wing begonias, nicotiana, and colorful coleus plants. Prices are competitive: most pots priced at two or four dollars.

The bake sale will offer tempting home-made breads, muffins and desserts and cookies.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, the Community Arts Center and the Thomas Leiper House, both in Wallingford.

The club also awards a horticulture scholarship each year to a Strath Haven High School senior for future studies in a gardening-related field.

Among many ongoing projects, members maintain the perennial garden at the Swarthmore Public Library, and the herb garden at historic Caleb Pusey House in Upland.

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