Thursday, 20 August 2015

A Special Feast for the Senses...

Special Tour of Dundurn Castle’s Kitchen Garden a Great Learning Opportunity for Westfield Volunteers and Staff

Several Westfield volunteers and staff members were treated to a wonderful tour of the amazing kitchen garden at Dundurn Castle today.  Victoria, one of Dundurn’s knowledgeable and passionate historic gardeners, shared her wealth of botanical knowledge with everyone during this in-depth tour.  Bed after bed of beautiful and fragrant fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs were admired, inspected, tasted and photographed by the enthusiastic group.  This 1.5 acre plot was originally managed by Sir Allan MacNab’s long time gardener William Reid, and has been lovingly and authentically restored by Dundurn.  Now in its 6th growing season, this garden is a unique way to learn about the growing methods and preferences of the mid-19th century.  Many thanks to Victoria and Dundurn National Historic Site for providing this opportunity for Westfield.


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