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Historic Garden Tours


24 Jun - 04 Sep 2022 97 Day(s) Ago


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Event Description

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (Closed July 1); 2pm to 3pm

Dundurn's Historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses.
Garden Tours leave from the Gift Shop and take place over gravel and woodchip pathways, in a full-sun garden, and are appropriate for visitors who use mobility devices.
The Kitchen Garden may close without warning due to inclement weather or extreme heat. In the case of closures, ticket holders will be informed of tour cancelation through the contact information given when tickets are reserved.


Venue Information - Dundurn National Historic Site

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.


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