Herbal Classes & Herb Walks

The Herbal Classroom at Avena Botanicals' Gardens in Rockport, Maine

The Herbal Classroom is a non-profit, 501c(3), educational center situated on the same property as Avena Botanicals. The Herbal Classroom offers classes in herbal medicine, Ayurveda, and Biodynamic® and organic herb gardening. Indoor and outdoor classes occur in our beautiful garden and newly built octagon-shaped classroom with a mission to encourage students to use their hearts, hands and minds to engage in learning the healing ways of plants. Read more

2022 Garden Walks at Avena Botanicals

Avena Garden FlowersStep into the gardens of Avena Botanicals and enjoy a delightful tour led by herbalist Deb Soule, who will speak about a variety of medicinal and pollinator plants.


We are offering two limited attendance garden walks this year!

Tickets must be purchased online in advance; no tickets will be sold at the gate on the day of the event. Ticket price is $15/person (adults and children 5+); children 4 and younger may attend for free.


June 20, 2022 (3-4pm) -- Honoring Pollinator Awareness Week in the Herb Garden
** Ticket sales closed **

In this delightful hour-long tour, Deb will invite you into the pollinator Sanctuary Garden, where you will learn about plants that you can add to your own garden for the benefit of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. We will be honoring these pollinators for National Pollinator Awareness Week.


July 25, 2022 (3-4pm) -- Exploring the Garden: Medicinal Herbs
** Ticket sales closed **

Deb will spend an hour guiding you through our magical pollinator Sanctuary Garden, where you will learn about a variety of medicinal plants that you can add to your own garden for your own beneficial use. Many of these herbs are also of benefit to our beloved pollinators.


Upcoming Events (Off-Site)

None at this time.


    To obtain pricing information or register for an Herbal Classroom class held at Avena Botanicals, please email info@herbalclassroom.org. Include your name, phone number, and email address.

    Unless otherwise specified, all classes and herb walks will be held at:

    Avena Botanicals
    219 Mill Street
    Rockport, Maine 04856

    Refund Policy:
    For courses taken with The Herbal Classroom, we request notice in writing for cancellation as far in advance as possible to allow us to offer your space to another student. Read more about our refund policy.

    Recommended Schools & Programs

    • BotanicWise - Founded by Charis Lindrooth with the intention of providing a forum where plant wisdom can be shared and where like-minded people can connect and build a community to steward land, medicinal plants, and supportive relationships with each other.