The beginning of June I took the kids to visit Fort Vancouver. Back in the early-mid 1800’s it was a booming fur trade center, owned by the Hudson Bay Company. At it’s prime, outside the palisade walls, were 8 acres of land used for growing grains, vegetables, fruits, herbs & ornamental flowers. The Hudson Bay Company has since vanished, as did the garden. The Fort is being restored and the garden has been recreated, but at a smaller scale.
The garden is planted with plants of the era, which I love.
Simple, yet beautiful flowers.
The poppies had to be my favorite.
Most of the vegetables were labeled. I wish more of the decorative plants were, too.
Bean Teepees. I totally think we should make these out of alder trees that need cut on our property.
Two of my fav’s – foxglove & hummingbird
Love this view:
Standing inside the fort gate, looking at the garden.
It’s not large and it’s not fancy, but the garden has rustic charm that I really enjoyed. I’d love to see how the veggies have grown since we visited over a month ago.