National Garden Festival

Genesee Country Village Heirloom GardensGenesee Country Village Heirloom Gardens

The 12 Heirloom Gardens at Genesee Country Village in nearby Mumford, NY supply the herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables used by village historic interpreters for cooking, fiber dyeing, medicinal preparations and crafts projects. Garden tours with an experienced horticultural interpreter can be arranged throughout the season.

Jones Farm Garden
A 19th Century kitchen garden comprised of hardy heirloom vegetables.

Livingston-Backus Garden
A formal garden designed to complement the Federal style home.

Hyde House Garden
A pleasant garden derived from plans in A.J. Downing’s Cottage Residence published in 1842.

Shaker Trustees’ Garden
Exemplary of the medicinal gardens favored by Shakers. Bayberry, feverfew, lavender, calendula, rue, sage.

Children’s Garden at MacArthur House
Gardens such as this were traditionally used to help children understand plants and their habitats.

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