Ornamental Separator

Historic Trade: Gardener


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Handicap Accessible

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    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Watch the historic gardeners use 18th-century tools and techniques to grow herbs, vegetables, and decorative flora. Plots within the garden represent provision gardens of the enslaved and American Indians, as well as the luxury gardens that ornamented the landscape of wealthy households. Visit the garden to learn more about the Sankofa Heritage Garden and the Three Sisters Garden.

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Laying out the Garden

A Feast for the Senses

Butterflies in the Colonial Garden

Luxury Vegetables of the 18th Century


Annual Garden Symposium

Sankofa Heritage Garden

Provision gardens of the enslaved were heavily influenced by West African traditions. Found on a farm or plantation, this type of garden would contain a combination of vegetables from around the world, creating a culinary legacy which continues today.

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