Formed in 1987, the NorthEast Seacoast Unit is one of 47 units of the Herb Society of America. We are a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of our members with the community.

Most of our meetings are held in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, vicinity. Our members volunteer their time and expertise to actively support the unit’s programs and projects. We:


•  Sponsor an annual lecture series on various herbal topics held    at Strawbery Banke Museum

•  Hold an Herb Plant Sale and Market Place offering a wide     selection of herbs and herbal products in May

•  Participate in Portsmouth’s Annual Fairy House Tour in    September

•  Support local public herb gardens as well as the Internship    Program at the National Herb Garden in Washington DC

•  Fund a horticultural scholarship for a second year student    attending UNH Thompson School

•  Participate in the Strawbery Banke Museum NH Fall Festival    where we give tours of the herb garden, help visitors make    complementary herbal sachets and Tussie-Mussies and sell our    herbal products and crafts.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, October 11th from 10am to 5pm
    Join us at the Strawbery Banke NH Fall Festival at 14 Hancock Street in Portsmouth, NH. We will be in the herb garden to answer your herbal questions, help you make complementary sachets and Tussie-Mussies (while supplies last) and sell our herbal products and crafts. Here is your chance to do some early Christmas shopping!

Become a Member

  • Have all of the benefits of being part of a national organization while working locally with other members to promote the knowledge, use and delight of herbs. Membership is open to anyone interested in growing, using or studying herbs. We welcome both experienced and novice gardeners. Meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday evening of the month. For more information, click here to download the membership brochure.

  • Disclaimer:
    It is the policy of the Herb Society of America not to advise or recommend herbs for medicinal or health use. Please consult a health care provider before pursuing any herbal treatments.

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