Dundurn’s historic Kitchen Garden is hosting a free one-day, plant-sharing event. This event encourages communal growing, harvesting, and enjoyment of plants. Our hope is that these plants and what they produce will be shared with a larger community, and not hidden away in a back yard.
Under the guidance of Garden Demonstrators visitors will have the opportunity to dig up and pot ‘Victoria’ Rhubarb. Named after Queen Victoria, this red-stemmed variety dates back to 1837. Quantities are limited and participants are required to bring a plastic pot or sturdy plastic bag for transplanting.
Throughout the afternoon, starting at 12:30 pm, visitors are welcome to participate in free tours of the Kitchen Garden. This tour offers a glimpse into the life of Sir Allan MacNab and his family and the many varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs which were grown in his time.
There will also be a selection of interesting and unique heirloom plants from the Kitchen Garden for sale (cash only). The rhubarb will be free while supplies last, and garden tours will be free.
For all ages.
This is a free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.