Unearth the challenges of gardening in the 1840s. The extensive grounds of Bellevue House offer a place to try out 19th century tools, discover heritage gardening methods and how lawn care required a scythe. Featuring an ornamental garden, orchard, and vegetable garden, the tutorage of the period costumed gardener offers insight into organic growing. With sunshine, a fresh breeze off Lake Ontario, heirloom plant species, old variety apple trees, and decorative flower beds, visitors will discover why the extensive grounds were an important consideration in Sir John A. Macdonald’s decision to make this Italianate Villa his home.
Open seven days a week from Victoria Day Weekend to Canadian Thanksgiving. Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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The vegetable garden offers varieties that are as true as possible to ones that were grown during the 19th Century.
35 Centre St, Kingston, K7L 4E5
Children Friendly Garden
Parking on Site
Accessible by Public Transit
Tour Bus Parking
Docent Guided Tours
No Admission Fee
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Bring the Kids!
Summer’s here and Canada’s public gardens are at their best. You know you want to visit them yourself – who wouldn’t want to stroll through a beautiful park filled with flowers – but maybe you feel you’re so tied up with your children or grandchildren you just can’t get away. Well, there’s an easy solution to that: bring them along!