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Kitchen Guild and Interpretive Gardens

Interpretive Gardens

History lives on the gardener's photo blog!
Dedicated to long-time volunteer and Riverdale Park resident Betty Gossett, the kitchen garden and orchard feature a variety of fruits and vegetables that are 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. Click here for information about volunteering in the garden.

Riversdale Kitchen Guild and Seasonal Selections

Grab some 19th-century inspiration and a new recipe or two while viewing these demonstrations on select Sundays, 12 noon-3 pm and during special events. Using produce harvested from the garden, Riversdale Kitchen Guild members cook up history and demonstrate open-hearth cooking and foodways techniques from the early 1800s.
Aug 27 Fruits of the Summer
Sep 10 Fall Bounty
Sep 16 The Kitchen Guild will be demonstrating 18th-and 19th-century dairy recipes at the Old Parish House 200th Anniversary in College Park
Oct 7 Cooking Class (fee)
Oct 15 Harvest Festival (fee)
Nov 12 Soldier Fare

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 noon to 3:30 pm. Viewing the demonstrations is FREE! 


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