About Us

Who is the Queensland Herb Society?

The Queensland Herb Society (QHS) was formed in 1975 to bring together people interested in learning more about the growth and use of herbs.

Our members now extend throughout all areas of Queensland giving you the benefit of a wide variety of wisdom and experience. The motto of the Queensland Herb Society is “Learning by Sharing” and we do our best to stand by it!

We hold monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month (except January) with guest speakers or workshops that cover a wide variety of topics ranging from how to grow to cooking demonstrations, from aromatherapy to organic gardening and edible weeds to worm farming. (Find out whats happening at the Next QHS Meeting)

We even have theme nights such as Thai, Spanish or Hobbit herbs and members dress to suit! You will often find plant cuttings from members’ gardens available to take home. After every meeting we invite you to join us for supper where you have the opportunity to chat and exchange experiences over herbal tea and delicious herb inspired treats made by our members.

Members and guests are invited to join us on periodic bus trips to various places of interest such as herb gardens and nurseries, where you can be inspired by the efforts of others. Bus trips are often offered Free to members or at greatly reduced prices.

The QHS also has an extensive library of herb and plant books for members only to borrow.

Every three months members receive a copy of our “Sage” magazine containing the latest Society news and events, as well as useful herb and garden tips, recipes and information relating to our meetings. Sage will keep you up-to-date and expands our motto of Learning by Sharing.

Each year, usually at the end of May the Society hold our annual showcase event “Herb Awareness” which promotes the usefulness, joy and wonder of herbs to the community. Generous donations of time, skills, cooking and products from our members ensure the success of this day. (Read more about Herb Awareness)

There are a wide variety of herbs suitable for Brisbane and the surrounding areas in South East Queensland that will grow with a minimum of fuss and take very little space. Even if you do not have a garden many can be grown successfully in pots, are quick to grow, and you will be harvesting your herbs in just a few weeks!

At the Queensland Herb Society, we believe that once you become aware of all the amazing plants that are called ‘Herbs’ you won’t be able to resist that desire to delve more and more into our world. So come along to the next meeting, bring your friends and enjoy the experience… you’re sure to find something of interest and your garden will thrive on the know-how and skills of the many people you’ll meet.