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Kitchen Guild and Interpretative Gardens

Interpretive Gardens

Riversdale’s kitchen gardens are dedicated to long-time volunteer and Riverdale Park resident Betty Gossett. The eight square plots and adjacent orchard feature a variety of fruits and vegetables representative of the food needed to support the early 19th century Riversdale community.

The gardens are maintained by a corps of volunteers who work in conjunction with Riversdale’s professional gardener.  Ongoing projects include maintaining the herb garden, seasonal crop rotations, planting and harvesting. Click here for information about volunteering in the garden.

Riversdale Kitchen Guild and Seasonal Selections

Using produce harvested from the garden, Riversdale Kitchen Guild members demonstrate open hearth cooking on selected Sunday afternoons during the museum’s operating hours, from 12 noon-3:30 pm. Viewing the demonstrations is free; click here for information about volunteering with the Kitchen Guild.

August 9 Summer Tomatoes & Corn
August 23 Summer Picnic Fare
September 13 Grandparents' Day: Taste of Belgium 
September 27 Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pies
October 11 From Field to Forest
October 25 History of Chocolate
November 8 Thanksgiving Feast




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