An Herbal Symposium presented by Western Reserve Herb Society

March 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Clark Hall, Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio


Chamomile carpets the Medicinal section of the WRHS Herb Garden

The day portion of the symposium features noted garden speaker and writer, Kirk Brown, who will personify John Bartram: American Medical Herbalist.  Other speakers include: Clem Hamilton, Herbals in History: Botany, Philosophy and Daily Life, Cynthia Druckenbrod, Historical Medicinal Gardens, Karen Kennedy, Designing an “Enabling” Herb Garden, and Beth Schreibman Gehring, Creating a Personal Herbal Retreat.  Beth will guide attendees as they make an herbal spa product to take home.

The evening portion of the program will again feature Kirk Brown who this time will speak on Olmsted: Urban Parks and the Health of a Nation. Learn about the Olmsted firm’s connection to Cleveland’s MetroParks and Fine Arts Garden. Will Hollingsworth, owner of the Spotted Owl, will entice you to explore the Italian herbal liqueur, Amaro, in Amari: Italy’s Gift to the World. A cocktail party will conclude the day’s activities and will give guests an opportunity to mingle with the symposium speakers and enjoy Will’s Amaro creation.

Click on the Symposium tab above for detailed information about the program and speakers as well as for the press release.


Full Symposium (Day and Evening Programs) – Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum Members-$80; Non-members $105

Day Program-Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum Members-$50; Non-members $75 (Includes an herbal box lunch and beverage service)

Evening Program-Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum Members-$35; Non-members-$50 (Includes a cash bar with herbal cocktails and appe zers)

Register for the Symposium through Cleveland Botanical Garden: Online at CBG Registration or call 216-721-1600, ext. 126.

WRHS thanks Holden Forests and Gardens for the use of Clark Hall at Cleveland Botanical Garden and for the assistance of its staff with registration for the Symposium.