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The Appalachian Garden Exhibit

Appalachian Gardens

Gardens were a part of every Appalachian homeplace, supplying fresh vegetables in the spring and summer and canned and dried vegetables in winter.

Seeds were saved from one planting season to the next, and often passed down through many generations. This practice has remained alive in southern Appalachia, preserving countless old-fashioned "heritage" seeds. Several of the plants growing in the museum's garden are descendants of seeds passed down by different families in the region and are noted on the plant labels located throughout the garden.

Appalachian Garden 3/4 view


The Gallery V Appalachian Garden

Appalachian Garden Map

#1 "MOON & STARS" WATERMELON


#2 GREEN OKRA


#3 "HILLBILLY" TOMATOE


#4 DIPPER GOURD


#5 PETITE MIXED MARIGOLDS


#6 NORTH CAROLINA "LONG BLACK GREASY" BEAN


#7 SPECKLED CORNFIELD BEANS


#8 FIELD CORN


#9 "POINSETTIA" CUCUMBER


#10 CUSHAW


#11 "BIG AUTUMN" PUMPKIN


#12 ONIONS


#13 CABBAGE


#14 COLLARD GREENS


#15 TURNIPS


#16 "BLACK-SEEDED" SIMPSON LETTUCE


#17 "MAMMOTH" SUNFLOWER




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