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The Gardens surrounding the Museum are an outstanding feature and attraction in themselves. Bring a picnic lunch, relax and recharge in our gardens and rolling acreage.
The Butterfly Garden is a bright and cheery collection of perennials designed to provide refuge for pollinators and includes nectar and host plants to feed all cycles of butterfly life.
The Vegetable Garden, located west of the frame barn, is packed full of many of the fruits and vegetables that would have been grown on site during the 1930s and 40s.
This cool and inviting garden is home to many lovely specimens of our own local flora.
The Cottage Garden is a representation of a typical practical home garden from the 1870s with a selection of herbs for cooking and healing and fruit bearing plants. There is also a small orchard of crab apples to represent the large apple orchard that was on the property when it was a working farm.
The Victorian Garden which upholds the very formal aspect of a garden is bordered with yew hedges. The beds are home to many heritage perennials such as phlox, spurge, obedient plant, and many varieties of roses.