University of Maryland Extension

NLM Demo Garden

Montgomery County Master Gardeners have been volunteering at the National Library of Medicine Herb Garden since 1986.  Since this is a demonstration garden of medicinal herbs, we try to label plants with their historic medicinal uses.  The garden is not only a gem on the National Institutes of Health campus, but also for Montgomery County.

Since 2011 the garden has been fortunate to be the home of a healing Totem and benches made by Master Carver Jewell Praying Wolf James.

As Master Gardeners, we educate visitors about herbs, their uses, medical history, and gardening practices.  As we teach we also learn.  Some of our visitors have been known to contribute plants and even food prepared with herbs from their culture.

For information regarding access to the NLM Herb Garden, view the instructions and map here.

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