Herbs and plant dyes

8–10 June: Exhibition “Herbs and plant dyes”

We use a variety of herbs for daily cooking and for creating special festive dishes alike. Herbs were known to grow in ancient monastery gardens. Exquisitely designed herb gardens have become popular lately, but these plants can also be grown on the balcony or on your window-sill. The exhibition introduces various herbs and how to grow, gather and use them. Many herbs have a pleasant smell or healing properties. After seeing the exhibitions, visitors will be able to recognize holy flax or lemon verbena and will know which foods can be flavored with black caraway or curry plant and which herbs will be perfect for planting in a flowerbed.

Using plants as dyeing agents goes far back.  It is known that this art was practiced in China and Egypt as early as 4,000 years ago.  Such exotic dyes as henna, saffron and indigo are among the widest known ones, but which plants are they made of? Numerous local plants, for example, meadowsweet, fireweed, Alchemilla and Galium can also be used to dye yarn in beautiful colors.  The exhibition gives an overview of other plants that can be used for dyeing and how to do it.

On 9 and 10 June the workshop on “Dyeing with plants” will be held at 13:00—15:00

On 9 June books on gardening published “Hea Lugu” printing house can be purchased.
On 9 and 10 June the company “Helga Taimeaed” will be selling young plants of various perennials and herbs.
Payments will be accepted in cash and by debt card.

On 9 and 10 of June Growert will present its vertical plant modules that can be attached to walls and allow growing herbs and seasonal plants on the balcony, on the terrace or indoors.