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Kitchen Guild and Interpretive Gardens

Interpretive Gardens and Garden Tours

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 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.  Ongoing projects include maintaining the herb garden, seasonal crop rotations, planting and harvesting. Click here for information about volunteering in the garden.

Guided garden tours are offered on select Sundays at 1:30 and 2:30 pm and are included with regular tour admission. Tours depart from the top of the garden next to the open hearth dependency kitchen on the following dates:

June 5 
June 19
July 10
July 24 
August 28 
September 11
October 16 (*this program has a fee*)
October 30
November 13

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.


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

June 5 Berry Jamboree
June 19 Father's Day 
July 10 Maryland Seafood
July 24 Summer Harvest
August 28 Vine to Brine
September 11 Celebrate Autumn
October 16 Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater (*this program is offered in conjunction with our Harvest Festival and has a fee*)
October 30 Fall Bounty
November 13 Thanksgiving Feast

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.


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