Gardens

Explore the living history in the gardens at The Village

The gardens at Black Creek Pioneer Village display annuals, perennials and vegetables commonly cultivated in Ontario during the mid-19th century. Feature gardens of The Village include our Herb Garden, Berry Garden, Burwick Kitchen Garden and Market Garden.

 

Meet the Gardener

On Tuesday afternoons in July and August, visit the Market Garden to explore the variety of vegetables and flowers here at The Village.

 

Featured Gardens

The Herb Garden

Location: Between the Laskay Emporium and the Harness Shop

The Herb Garden, located between the Harness Shop and Laskay Emporium, includes medicinal and culinary herbs typically incorporated into kitchen or flower gardens of the 19th century.

 


 

The Berry Garden

Location: Beside Laskay Emporium and Post Office

The Berry Garden, just down the boardwalk from the Herb Garden on the other side of the Laskay Emporium, features soft fruit ranging from raspberries to gooseberries and currants. Berries are harvested and used in the Half Way House Historic Kitchen where they are transformed into delicious tarts or jams


Burwick House Kitchen Garden

Location: On the grounds of Burwick House

 

The Market Garden

Location: Beside the Mackenzie House 

The Burwick Kitchen Garden and Village’s Market Garden vary seasonally showcasing heirloom vegetables, cut flowers and examples of crops such as flax and broom corn. Aside from being beautiful these gardens are extremely productive. Produce from the gardens is used in our school programs, demonstration cooking activities and available for purchase by visitors at our weekly Meet the Gardener program.