The Herbal Trail

The Trail, a collaborative project, was made possible by a 200Columbus grant and community partnerships.  The Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation led the way, developing a trail that connects every aspect of the city’s herbal offerings, along with a plan for continuing growth.

Explore the Herbal Trail and discover all the stops along the way:

Behind the scenes with Chef Dave who loves herbs so much that he grows them in giant urns outside the restaurant--his favorite herbs for cooking? Thyme and Rosemary!Culinary

Discover or embrace your inner “foodie.” Explore the culinary sections of the Herbal Trail. Participating restaurant owners, chefs and bakers are creating exceptional recipes accented with herbs for visitors to savor. Ask about signature herbal dishes, pastries and candies at more than 20 participating restaurants and eateries along the Herbal Trail.


The Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation has collaborated with the Columbus Metropolitan Library to present an exciting offering on the Herbal Trail–the Story Trail. Engaging young visitors with a trail through the woods at Friendship Park, the Story Trail provides a real-life experience about the value of being good stewards of our environment.  Walk the trail and read illustrated storybook “pages” that relate to caring for the natural world that surrounds us!

The Herbal Gardens featured along the Gahanna Herbal TrailHerbal Gardens

Gahanna is an herbal gardener’s dream. Visitors are invited to celebrate their green thumbs by discovering the Herbal Gardens component of the Herbal Trail. Markers along the Garden Path (which connects the gardens in Olde Gahanna) will provide additional information for varying levels of interest and knowledge. Gardens include:

  • Geroux Herb Gardens
  • Sunrise Garden at Creekside Park
  • Goosefoot Garden and Wildlife Sanctuary at the Gahanna Historical Society Settlement
  • Community, Herb and Rain Gardens at Friendship Park
  • Ohio Herb Education Center
  • Ohio Herb Education Foundation Garden

Shopping, Wellness & Beauty

The Herbal Trail presents a wealth of opportunities for shopping and relaxing. In Gahanna, you’ll enjoy unique boutique and traditional shopping opportunities as well as experience ways to rejuvenate, restore and inspire your mind, body and soul. Unwind with a cup of herbal tea, relax with an herbal massage, discover easy tips for organic living, learn more about the healing benefits of herbal chocolates and more!

Various Herbal Shopping opportunities abound on the Gahanna Herbal Trail

Herbal Garden Trail Download the Gahanna Herbal Trail Map

Our Herbal Trail Sponsors

Greater Columbus Arts Council
200 Columbus: The Bicentennial