ABOUT THE EVENT / PROMOTION
Brandywine, Orange Persimmon and Pèche Vilmorin Andrieux are all varieties of tomatoes being grown in Dundurn’s fabulous Garden. The French called the tomato “pomme d’amour”, or love apple, believing them to have aphrodisiac powers. Join our costumed cooks and gardeners in an immersive experience consisting of harvesting heirloom tomatoes in the garden and preparing a unique and tasty selection of historic tomato recipes using the cast iron range in the 19th century historic kitchen.
Once home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab, railway magnate, lawyer and Premier of the United Canadas (1854-1856) and his family, today Dundurn Castle tells the story of the family who lived above stairs and the servants who lived and worked below stairs to support their affluent lifestyle. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall is the museum’s Patron and the great, great, great granddaughter of Sir Allan MacNab.
William Reid was Sir Allan’s gardener for over 25 years. Explore the lovingly restored two-acre Historic Kitchen Garden where costumed staff grow over 200 heirloom varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers for use in the historic kitchen. Open mid-May through mid-October. Enjoy free garden tours in July and August.
The 1870’s Coach House is home to The Castle Shop featuring a variety of Canadian handmade crafts, souvenirs and special gifts.