Ohio Herb Education Center
The Ohio Herb Education Center Mission Statement
The Ohio Herb Education Center enthusiastically supports the many uses of herbs and the sharing of information about herbs. Through its mission of education, the Center offers informative classes, workshops, publications and products featuring the use of herbs for culinary, decorative, garden, medicinal and home applications.
The Herb Center is located in the City of Gahanna — the Herb Capital of Ohio — just east of downtown Columbus and adjacent to Port Columbus International Airport in the heart of Gahanna. The Nafzger-Miller house, in which the Herb Center is located, is listed in the National Register of Historical Places with the original structure being built in 1855 and additions made to the home in 1910. The center includes a gift shop, parlor and kitchen and is used for classes, parties, meetings and rentals.
The Ohio Herb Education Center provides diverse herbal education classes, events and products. The center is listed in the State of Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism’s Discover Ohio In Bloom brochure and is a frequent destination for tours and the general public.
Ohio Herb Education Center Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Monday: by appointment only
Ohio Herb Education Center is available 7 days a week for private tours. Please contact the center for details about tours, classes, and rentals – (614) 342-4380 or e-mail Brooke Sackenheim.
Become an Herb Center Volunteer!
Contact volunteer coordinator Herb Center at (614) 342-4380 for more information.
Facility Rental Information
Rent our parlor for your special event. It's a perfect location for meetings, baby showers, bridal showers & parties. Rental price includes: use of our kitchen (refrigerator, stove top and outlets), and tables and chairs for up to 30 people. Add a Geroux Garden tour or a group workshop for a unique event.
FEES (3 hour rental) RDR SR
Monday-Thursday: $105 $150
Additional Hour (per hour): $35 $50
Friday-Sunday: $150 $225
Additional Hour (per hour): $50 $75
**Rental time MUST INCLUDE your setup & cleanup time. Renter must provide own utensils, paperware & supplies.**
Non-profit rates available.
Geroux Herb Garden
Gahanna was declared the Herb Capital of Ohio by the state legislature in 1972. Jane “Bunnie” Geroux spearheaded the effort and later founded the Ohio Herb Education Center. In celebration of this great distinction, The Gahanna Municipal Herb Gardens were installed next to City Hall in 1975 and officially dedicated and named the Geroux Herb Gardens in 2002. This beautiful one acre garden is located at 206 Hamilton Road adjacent to Gahanna's City Hall. It features several themed areas including Biblical, Scented, Meditative, Medicinal and Culinary Gardens.
The gardens are open to the public.
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