This garden houses plants that early Ohio settlers would have had outside their back doors in the period 1800-1850. As one of the most popular gardens, it is often used for youth history lessons. Grown as they would have been over a hundred years ago, plant found in this garden include Purple Calabash tomates, Tom Thumb peas, Early Wonder beets, Amish cockscomb, Christmas limas, Red Hopi amaranth and Nigra hollyhock.
This kitchen garden is based on “receipes” handed down from mothers and grandmother and shared in daily gossip. Many women of early Ohio had their own special compounds for seasoning, salving and soothing made from plants of their kitchen gardens. We have a dye bed, vegetables beds, medicinal bed, kitchen herb bed and a flower bed along with hops.