Holborn Herb Growers to host tea Sept. 10 | News, Sports, Jobs

Shown on left are Carole Check of Salem, left, and Yvonne Ford of Poland, co-chairs of the Holborn Herb Growers Guild Annual Tea. The guild will hold its annual Tea at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Western Reserve Village of the Canfield Fair grounds. (Submitted photo)

CANFIELD – The Holborn Herb Growers Guild will hold its annual Tea at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Western Reserve Village of the Canfield Fair grounds.

The members of the guild who volunteer their time maintaining the gardens at the village as well as the gardens at Boardman Park host this family friendly event for the community to not only show off the beautiful foliage of the gardens but to also educate guests with the history of Western Reserve Village itself. Tours of the buildings are planned along with samplings of teas and desserts. Guests are encouraged to come in Victorian era attire but it is not required.

Co-chairs of the planning committee, Carole Check of Salem and Yvonne Ford of Poland also noted that each guest will receive a tea cup with saucer to take home and that the very popular Holborn Herb Growers Guild cookbook will be available for sale the day of the event.

New to the event this year will be a special “fall container garden” presentation by Ellen Speicher. After graduating from Youngstown State University with a degree in biology, Speicher worked at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh as director of horticulture before moving to Mill Creek MetroParks in 2004. She served as the assistant horticulture director at Fellows Riverside Gardens from 2004 to 2014. She now works as a landscape consultant and horticultural speaker, presenting programs on many gardening topics to garden clubs, Master Gardeners and civic and community groups.

Tickets for the Holborn Herb Growers Guild Tea are $10 per person. Children 8 years and younger will be admitted free. Tickets are available from any HHGG member or by calling Carole Check at 330-720-7142.

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