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May 20, Saturday, 6:30 to 9:00
Medicinal Herb Walk & Cherokee Storytelling
David Winston, renowned herbalist and ethnobotanist, will present an educational walk to locate and identify common medicinal herbs in their native habitat. Learn about the healing properties of nature’s pharmacy, perhaps just beyond your own doorstep. Following the walk, David will share a Cherokee Indian story as we gather around a campfire.
Mr. Winston is an internationally known lecturer as well as founder and president of Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc. He is the author of ‘Saw Palmetto For Men and Women” and “Guide to Herbs For Clinicians.” In case of inclement weather, a slide presentation will be given in place of the walk. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. $43.00.
May 28, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30
Living Herb Wreath
Create an attractive wreath of living herbs that will supply culinary snippets throughout the season. Enjoy your masterpiece hung on a door or as a focal point in your garden or yard. Using a 16″ round wire base, lots of moss, and herb plugs, this wreath will thrive with half to a full day of sun and faithful watering. Bring gloves. Reservations required. $48.00.
June 4, Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00
Spring Open House
Tours: 11:30, 2:30 & 3:30
Lectures: 9:00 & 9:30
Thai Food Tasting: 10:30 & 12:45
Buzzy Bees: 11:00
Kitchen Cabinet Medicine: 1:00
Welcome to Well-Sweep Herb Farm! Enjoy a day of free informative lectures, presentations, as well as tours of our spectacular gardens.
Lectures for the day begin at 9:00 with Favorite Kitchen Herbs, then Dazzling Perennials at 9:30 and a Perennial Garden Tour at 2:30.
At 11:30 and 3:30 Garden Tours on the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs will be led by Cyrus Hyde – noted lecturer and collector.
At 10:30 & 12:45 join Jay Chai, owner of the Pandan Room and Topo for Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese dishes featuring herbs and spices from our farm. Jay will discuss easy culinary tips for exotic flavors. These dishes will also be available for sampling and purchase from 10 to 2. Come experience unusual herbs to enhance your dishes and expand your palate.
At 11:00 Loretta Cheswick, skilled Apiarist, will talk about how to attract honey bees to your garden, the joys of beekeeping and honey extraction. Come sample our delicious and organic spring nectar flow.
At 1:00 join Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 36 years, for a lecture on Kitchen Cabinet Medicine. Some of our best healing herbs are already in our homes. Learn about these many natural remedies, their uses and how to treat or prevent illness for yourself and your family.
Our largest selection of herb plants will be available on this day. Homemade refreshments can be enjoyed by all. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch. Free admission and parking.
June 11, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30
Create two of your own hypertufa trough planters with that Old English look. Choose from a variety of shapes and sizes for your project. We will be combining cement, perlite and other ingredients – so wear old clothes, bring rubber gloves and a face mask. Troughs will need to be left to dry with us for a few days. Reservations are required. $46.00.
June 18, Saturday, 10:00 to 12:00
Herbal Art – Topiary Workshop
Topiary art-forms have long been an intriguing point of interest in herb gardens and homes everywhere. The design and sculpture of herbs into the creation of living art will highlight this entertaining and informative presentation. All aspects of topiary will be presented, including selection, support, care, pruning and maintenance. You will take home your own topiary start after planting and trimming it. No prior experience is necessary. Reservations are required. $36.00.
June 18, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30
Miniature Fairy Garden
Join us for a fun filled afternoon creating your very own miniature garden. Start with a 12″ planter, your choice of four dwarf plants, a fairy and miniature decorations. We will cover which plants work best, growing requirements and care instructions – all material supplied. Bring your creativity to life! Reservations are required. $39.00.
June 25, Saturday, 11:00 – 2:00
Wonderful Lavender & Lunch
Come and enjoy a relaxing and educational day with lavender. Our day begins at 11:00 with ‘Lovely Lavender,’ a presentation by David Hyde on growing, enjoying and harvesting this herb. The history, best varieties, tips and tricks, as well as the many healing benefits of lavender will be covered.
A tasty lavender lunch will follow at 12:00. At 1:00 enjoy an activity creating your very own 12″ fresh lavender wreath. Drying and care instructions will also be covered. This makes an attractive addition for your home’s decor. Come experience this wonderful fragrant herb. Reservations are required. $52.00.
July 2, Saturday, 1:30 – 3:30
Lavender – Sweet Lavender
With lavender in full bloom enjoy a relaxing afternoon creating two beautiful scented projects from this delightful flowering herb. We will make a fragrant lavender wand woven with ribbon and a cute lavender basket finishing it off with a bow – delightful decorations for your home. Lavender refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. $38.00.
July 9, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:00
Carnivorous Plants Workshop
Come create your own living art by planting a Carnivorous Plant terrarium – 8″. Growing requirements and maintenance of these exotic beauties will be covered. Two plants, sphagnum moss and all materials are included. Reservations are required. $38.00.
July 23, Saturday, 11:00 to 2:00
Midsummer Herb Festival
Well-Sweep’s 27th annual Midsummer Herb Festival celebrates ‘Peppers’, Capsicum, the 2016 International Herb Association’s – Herb of the Year. Enjoy a tasty luncheon prepared with several different varieties – from sweet to hot, as well as other complimentary herbs. Come and learn about the many virtues of this popular culinary and medicinal plant, as well as growing tips. A lecture and tour through the garden will also be part of the day’s activities. Reservations are required. $36.00.
August 6, Saturday, 10:00 to 12:00
Dried Flower Swag
Floral swags are perfect for refreshing the appearance of any room. In this class you will create a beautiful masterpiece using dried flowers from our farm. This completed half-moon swag will measure 15”L x 5”W – we will supply all materials with your choice of colors and textures. Reservations are required. $38.00.
August 6, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30
Using a wide selection of dried flowers, salal leaves, and a 14″ grapevine base, you will create a spectacular decorative piece for your home. This colorful wreath is sure to be enjoyed all year-round. Color schemed to your preference. Reservations are required. $46.00.
August 13, Saturday, 11:00 – 1:00
Totally Tempting Tomatoes!
Tantalize your taste buds! Bruschetta, Pesto, Salsa and more! Come join us in a tomato celebration. Together we’ll chop, dice, slice, stir and blend as we create a tasty lunch based on this famous New Jersey fruit. Have fun preparing and sampling produce from our own garden and take home a jar of homemade salsa too! Reservations required. $34.00.
August 20, Saturday, 11:00 to 1:00
Cooking with Herbs
Have you ever tried rose geranium jelly or lovage potato salad? Come and discover the many uses of culinary herbs. Learn which herbs are the best for cooking, as well as how to grow, harvest and preserve them. The lecture will be followed by a delicious herb-themed lunch. Reservations are required. $38.00.
August 22 – 27, Mon. – Sat., 9:00 to 5:00
Customer Appreciation Week
Our customers are what make Well-Sweep Herb Farm successful. To show our thanks, we invite you to visit us during this week and receive a 20% discount on all purchases.
On Saturday, August 27, come and experience our farm with a guided Perennial Garden Tour at 11:00, as well as Herb Garden Tours at 12:00 and 2:00. On this day complimentary herbal refreshments will be served. Free admission and parking.
September 10, Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00
Herb Vinegars, Oils, and Pesto
With the garden at its peak and an abundance of herbs – it’s time to harvest; come learn the basics on how to make your own herbal condiments. This class will feature the creation of two oils, three vinegars and a pesto to take home. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. $37.00.
September 17, Saturday, 10:00 to 12:00
Pressed Flower Workshop
Dorothy Kovak & Linda Conrad, experienced artists, will teach you how to use pressed flowers and botanicals to create a decorative lamp shade for a night light, as well as an attractive pendant necklace. Important techniques will be demonstrated. Reservations are required. $32.00.
September 17, Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00
Pressed Flower Design
This workshop is a more advanced step in flower pressing. Dorothy and Linda will give you step by step instructions on how to apply moss and layers of pressed flowers to create a 10” 3-D decorative plate you can display in your home. A beautiful project! Reservations are required. $32.00
September 24, Saturday, 10:30 to 12:00
Cyrus Hyde will delight you with his vast knowledge of early American home recipes and crafts. Spend an enjoyable afternoon rediscovering lost treasures as he demonstrates and teaches about: Boonder brooms, grafting, headache pillows, basswood fishing line, and much more. Come join us for an informative presentation. Reservations are required. $22.00.
September 24, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30
Come spend a pleasurable afternoon creating several tasty herbal blends. We will make Apple Raisin Relish, Mint Sauce, Raspberry-Sage Glaze and your choice of herbs for an Herbal Salad Dressing. Everyone will participate in the preparation of these wonderful treats. You will take home a container of each one of these delicious treats to enjoy. Reservations are required. $37.00.
October 8, Saturday, 6:00 to 9:00
Fall Harvest Celebration & Amelia Earhart
Join us for our 16th annual fall harvest gathering with honored guest, Amelia Earhart. A charismatic, risk-taking tomboy – Amelia was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Acclaimed actress, Pat Jordan from the American Historical Theatre will portray Earhart in captivating stories of this inspirational woman. Come enjoy a delicious feast and entertaining evening. Reservations are required. $67.00.
October 15, Saturday, 10:00 to 12:00
Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 36 years will present a lecture on using nature’s pharmacy for specific treatments. You will learn how to make your own creams and salves for topical applications. Reservations are required. $24.00.
October 22, Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00
Learn how to make all natural, homemade soap. Various methods and ingredients will be covered. Choose from a varied selection of fragrant essential oils and herbs – to create your own specialty soap. Wear old clothes. Reservations are required. $35.00.
November 5th – December 23rd
Christmas In The Country
At this time of year, the Well-Sweep garden fairies transform the shop into a Christmas wonderland. The greenhouse will be stocked with a selection of attractive windowsill herbs, tender perennials in bloom and unique topiary’s. Enter to win a $35 Gift Certificate.
After Thanksgiving our beautiful handmade fresh evergreen wreaths, sprays and arrangements will be available. Enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and cookies at this time. Custom wreaths are available. Bring your holiday guests – come visit!
November 25 & 26, Fri. & Sat., 11 & 2
Holiday Greenhouse Tour
Welcome in the holidays and dispel the winter doldrums by joining Cyrus Hyde for an informative lecture-tour of his collection of herbs from around the world. This is a wonderful way to learn about the rare and unusual, as well as familiar herbs. Reservations are required. Free.
November 28, Monday, 7:00 to 9:00
December 3, Saturday, 10:00 to 12:00
Christmas Evergreen Wreath
Create your own fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly. These contrasting greens will be wire wrapped onto a metal-form; making a long-lasting attractive display. Add decorative pine cones and a colorful bow. Please bring gloves and pruning shears. Reservations are required. $37.00.
December 3, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30
Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. We will add pine cones, berries and finish with a candle and decorative bow. The approximate size is 14″. Bring gloves and clippers. Reservations are required. $37.00.
December 10, Saturday, 10:00 to 12:00
Evergreen Christmas Tree
Create a long-lasting festive tree for your holiday table using fresh boxwood, holly and assorted winter greens. You will then decorate with pine cones, stars, ribbon and other novelties. Completed height approximately 18″. One of our most popular evergreen pieces. Bring clippers. Reservations are required. $42.00
December 10, Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30
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February ??, Saturday, 10:30 to 12:00
Dried Flower Wreath
Create a long-lasting colorful dried flower wreath using a 12″ grapevine base. You will learn arranging techniques to create your own masterpiece – choice of colors. Reservations are required. $38.00.
Herb Garden Tours
Farm lecture tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Tour our impressive culinary, medicinal, and formal herb gardens; also visit the gift shop and farm animals. Lecture subjects include the history, uses, and cultivation of herbs, as well as herbal recipe suggestions. Tours can be tailored to specific topics.
Offered May through October, tours are $7.50 per person with a non-refundable deposit of $25.00. Box lunches are available for groups of 15 or more, or if you prefer to bring your own – a picnic area is provided. Call us today to schedule your group’s tour.
Call For More Details – (908) 852-5390
Special events are held rain or shine and will not be canceled – (except in situations beyond our control). A check mailed to us will reserve your place. Your canceled check is your confirmation. Refunds minus a $5.00 nonrefundable fee will be issued to those canceling at least 10 days prior to the event.
Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mount Bethel Rd
Port Murray, NJ 07865-4147
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