Join the Colonial Gardeners from Historic Trades in discussing fruit tree varieties, as well as establishing fruit trees in a gentleman’s garden. We'll look at examples of trees-in-training using the espalier technique and discuss step-by-step instructions to use on your trees at home. The tour begins in the Colonial Garden and Nursery across from the Bruton Parish Church. The tour concludes in the walled fruit garden of the Governor’s Palace to view mature examples of espaliered fruit. Exclusively for annual pass holders and hotel guests.
Free reservation required. Space is limited for this program. Exclusively for Annual, Good Neighbor, and guests staying at Colonial Williamsburg Hotels. To book your reservation, please visit a ticket office or call our Guest Services at (888) 965-7254.
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Decorative Pruning of Fruit Trees in the 18th Century
One Knot at a Time
Join our Wigmakers to learn the art of hand-knotting, a technique used in material culture for centuries.
Open to the Public
Anderson Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury
Working with Iron
The Height of Colonial Fashion