Traditional Acadian Garden

Traditional Acadian Kitchen Garden -Pubnico, NS

Traditional Acadian Kitchen Garden -Pubnico, NS

The Acadian Historical Society of West Pubnico, Nova Scotia, in partnership with the West Pubnico Garden Club and the Canada Millennium Partnership recreates, for present and future generations, a traditional Acadian kitchen garden in the back yard of Museum.

visite dans le potager

Visite dans le potager.

The project involves the planting of trees and flowers, as well as a garden of herbs and vegetables, customary to the first Acadians. The goal is to demonstrate this aspect of Acadian life to thousands of students and visitors from the region, Canada and abroad.

While offering a place of learning and tranquility, this garden will also be a showcase for this aspect of Acadian culture in a natural environment for many years.

The lot is shaped like a rectangle whose length is twice the width. It is divided into layers by a system of trails that also divide the layers. The main 1.5 meter wide trails (approximately 5 feet) and smaller trails inside the garden facilitated access to the plants.

Grape vines in the Acadian garden

Grape vines in the Acadian garden

Aromatic plants and decorative shrubs border a pleasant garden. Acadians cultivated several food roots because of their easy conservation during the winter. Vegetables, thriving plants and herbs were growing next to each other in a predetermined order.

The selection of plants was to provide food, medicines, seasonings, tinctures, anti-insect substances, air fresheners, pain remedies and beauty products.

Plants and vegetables in the garden are representative of the plants and vegetables typically available to Acadians in 1653.



Vegetables and fruits in the garden:
Onions
Beets
Green beans
peas
Carrots
Lettuce
Parsnip
Radish
Turnip
Cabbage
Raspberries
Green currant (Green Gooseberries)
Artichoke
Currant (Gooseberries)

Aromatic herbs:
lovage
Horseradish
tansy
wormwood
Chamomile
Lavender
Valerian
Yellow iris
Calendula
Parsley
chives
Thyme
Hyssop
Sage
Willow hedge

Traditional Acadian Garden

 

Preparation of logs

Preparation of logs

 

 

Armoise / Wormwood

Armoise / Wormwood

 

 

Activity in the garden

Activity in the garden

 

 

The Garden

The Garden

 

 


Official opening


Official opening

 

 

One of the garden beds

One of the garden beds

 

 

One of the garden beds

One of the garden beds

 

 

Haricot grimpant

Haricot grimpant

Three beds

Three garden beds

 

 

 

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