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.
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.