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Celebrate Herb Day at the U.S. Botanic Garden

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U.S. Botanic Garden
Celebrate Herb Day at the U.S. Botanic Garden

Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Spend the day in the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory celebrating herbs, discovering the significance of herbs in our lives and the many ways herbs can be used safely and creatively for health, beauty and culinary enjoyment. Enjoy demonstrations, activities and information tables throughout the Conservatory. You won't want to miss this amazing opportunity to learn more about herbs!

Date: Saturday, May 3
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory
FREE: No pre-registration required

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