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Bellevue House National Historic Site
Category: Parks Canada Gardens
Location: 35 Centre Street, Kingston, ON K7L 4E5, Canada
Unearth the challenges of gardening in the 1840s as you visit Bellevue House’s ornamental garden, orchard, and vegetable garden. Explore the gardens of one of the first examples of Italian Villa architecture in Canada, and the home to Sir John A. MacDonald from 1848 to 49.
Admire the heirloom plant species, old variety apple trees and the rich colours of the decorative flower beds as you learn about heritage gardening methods, try out tools from the 19th century and learn why lawn care required a scythe from the period costumed gardener.