The Herb Garden at Rosehill


Our Community Garden Project

This stone structure was used as a smokehouse and is part of the original settlement of the Cahoon family that lived at this site.

For a short time it was even used as a jail for misdemeanors.

The Herb Garden by Cahoon house at Rosehill in Bay Village has been the longest supported garden effort by the Herb Guild since it’s beginning in 1981. Volunteer teams tend to the garden monthly, weeding and watering as needed. The Herb Garden at Stearns Homestead in Parma was also developed by the Herb Guild. The Westlake Community Garden Project is the newest garden supported by the Herb Guild. Pictured above is the Smokehouse by the historical homestead, Cahoon House in Bay Village.

The Herb Garden by Cahoon house at Rosehill in Bay Village has been the longest supported garden effort by the Herb Guild since it’s beginning in 1981. Volunteer teams tend to the garden monthly, weeding and watering the Culinary, medicinal  and everlasting garden as needed.

The Garden is Open!

Some of the Herb Guild Garden Team is represented here: Members volunteer throughout the summer to water and weed the gardens as needed. A new culinary herb garden is being planted and designed for educational purposes. 

From Left to Right; Sheila Ashcroft, Shirley Swindell, Glendalee Burns, Ina Galazin, Kathleen Tierney. 

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Glendalee Burns, master gardener, has been involved in the creation, development and maintenance of the Herb Gardens at Rosehill from it’s beginnings in 1980. She continues to guide us and work tirelessly on these gardens.
The 2021 Culinary Herb Garden. A raised bed was created to allow the herbs to get established in deeper soil with bricks to divide the various herb categories and an opening to allow people to step into the garden and enjoy.

Gerry Wilhelm the masked gardener.

GCO AWARDS

The Herb Guild is proud of the GCO awards received for the beautification of a historical building and working with Youth to redesigning the Osborne Learning Center gardens with native plants.

The Osborne Learning Center was once the first frame house in Cuyahoga County located on Lake Road across from Huntington Beach in Bay Village.

Emphasis on Education.

The Herb Gardens have been redesigned and improved. Herbs have been divided into categories and plant charts are available to borrow while browsing through the herb gardens around the historical houses.

Club fliers are available for meeting and membership information.

Commemorative Slates painted by HG member, Tina Galazin to remember those people who have passed from COVID and for our HG members who have passed since of beginnings in 1978.

Three Fairy Roses are featured in the Fragrant Herb Garden.

Rosa Palestras

The Native Ohio Swamp Rosa Palestras has been planted by Smokehouse in memory of those people who passed from COVID 19 in the last year.

July 25, 2021 The Re-opening of the Rosehill Museums. The Herb Guild partnered with the Bay Village Historical Society for a community event that over 120 visited the museums and herb gardens on the original Cahoon settlement in Bay Village.

Fran Wilhelm and Stephanie West are available to answer any herb gardening questions to visitors at the Open House.
Glendalee Burns waits in the shade of the garden for visitors.
Registration table. Over 120 guests attended the Open House event. Guests were treated to Lemonade & Cookies.

Cathy Flament, President of the Bay Village Historical Society greets visitors to the Cahoon House Museum.

Pam Egbert, VP of Bay Village HS artist created this life size model of one of the four Cahoon Sisters on display.