Orange County Herb Society

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Schedule 2016 - 2017

September 4, 2016

     Happy Labor Day

October 2, 2016

     with Chef Mary Dralle
     on Cinnamon

November 6, 2016

     by Norma
     on Cranberries

December 4, 2016

     Holiday Craftacular
     Herbal Craft
     Painted Garden Stones
     Holiday festivities and food

January 1, 2017

     Happy New Year

January 28, 2017

     MG Rose Pruning Event
     visit the OCHS table
     9 am - noon
     Heritage Museum
     in Santa Ana

February 5, 2017

     Hydroponic Tower
     with Lori

March 5, 2017

     Tea Party
     Please bring
     tea sandwiches
     or a dessert
     at member home, TBA

April 2, 2017

     Field Trip
     Huntington Gardens
     Time: TBD for car pools

May 7, 2017

     Field Trip
     Roger's Gardens Visit
     and Lunch
     Time: TBD for car pools

June 4, 2017

     Field Trip
     Pearson's Gardens
     and Herb Farm
     In Vista.
     Time: TBD for car pools

Updated 5-26-17

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Our meetings are free to guests. Please join us at the next meeting and speak to the membership chairperson about joining. Membership for the OCHS is only $20 per person or $30 for two members at the same address annually. Membership includes a monthly newsletter, discount on our field trip, and access to the OCHS library. The OCHS does not prorate dues and memberships expire in May.
Click Here for a membership application.

Time and Location:

The OCHS meets October through June on the first Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Most meetings are located in the Quilt Room or Carriage Barn at the
Heritage Museum,
3101 W. Harvard, Santa Ana (Orange County),
Go to for more information.

Directions to the Museum


The OCHS is a garden club that promotes an interest in the knowledge and use of garden herbs for educational purposes.

Meeting may include:
  • Presentations on Garden Herbs
  • Cultivation of Garden Herbs
  • Culinary Demonstrations
  • Herbal Crafts and Workshops
  • Tea Parties
  • Field Trips


Books The OCHS has a small library of herbal books available for members to check out. Library books are checked out for one month and are due at the next meeting. For a list of library books click on the books.

The International Herb Association
pick for the Herb of the Year for 2017 is Coriander/Cilantro Coriandrum sativum.

Links of Interest: Links to Botanical Gardens, Arboretums, Nurseries, and Garden supplies.

Garden Events Calendar: Workshops, classes, garden shows, plant sales, etc. in and around Southern California.

Most herbs can be planted year round in Southern California.. see the Herb Garden Guide: for a list of the best herbs to plant now.


*Information presented at Orange County Herb Society meetings and on this Web Site is for educational & historical purposes only. The Orange County Herb Society does not give personal advice on the medicinal uses of herbs. Always refer all health issues to your health care provider.