About Us

About Herban Garden

Herban Garden offers a multitude of services and programming that are infused with the values of community-building, accessible learning, and the betterment of the environment through educational services, namely, providing consultations, as well as training or re-training through online webinars and intense interactive in-person workshops, and free outdoor activities in the fields of plant identification, gardening and horticulture (in relation to both outdoor and indoor flora), herbology, ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and ecosystem management. 


About Jocelyn

Jocelyn Perez-Blanco

   Jocelyn Perez-Blanco, Founder of Herban Garden, is an educator, a local herbalist, urban naturalist, conservationist, Flower Essence Therapist, and avid gardener with a background in biology, animal husbandry and agriculture. She works as a consultant for everything from incorporating herbs into your life to tending to your houseplants and outdoor gardens. 

   Jocelyn often takes part in local conservation efforts to care for the city's trees, as well as partake in invasive plant removal and forest restoration. 

   She is currently engaged in field studies, as well as compiling research for an upcoming book series. Her classes have recently been featured in The New York Times. 





  • Licensed Citizen Pruner with TreesNY
  • Certified NAVigator (Natural Areas Volunteer)
  • Certified Super Steward
  • Organizer of the Herbalist MeetUp Group of New York
  • Coordinator for the Herbalists Without Borders NYC Queens Chapter
  • Expert Herbal Consultant for SAANA