Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, The Elderberry combines an herbal apothecary, retail space, VDAC certified kitchen and a knowledgeable staff to provide a joyful learning experience with herbs. The focus is on locally grown herbs and artisan quality herbal products.



The Elderberry is a community based herbal apothecary providing affordable, complimentary care drawing on knowledge of Western Herbalism, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic practices.  We encourage clients to engage in the plant world by offering a variety of classes that focus on learning how to identify, use, grow and create with herbs.

By using plant based medicine with the guidance of a knowledgeable herbalist, you are working towards a healthier, happy lifestyle for yourself and supporting the continuing growth and protection of medicinal plants and biodiversity on earth.

Our apothecary contains bulk herbs, powders and extracts. Our knowledgeable staff can help answer questions and suggest blends for common health concerns.  Specific formulations can be created by either us or at the request of a participating practitioner. Classes and workshops are offered on a regular basis in addition to private consultations with certified herbalists.

We support our many gifted Central Virginia herbalists and showcase many of their local herbal products.


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The Elderberry’s Bone Broth went viral this month!

Check out the News segment WRIC produced featuring Jan Wolfe & Heather Wetzel of The Elderberry Apothecary, speaking on the benefits of Bone Broth.