Pilgrim corn planting garden

From Little Seeds Grows the Colony: A Historic and Cultural Garden Tour in the English Village

Rain Date: Monday, July 31 at 9:30am


$10 Plimoth Patuxet Members
$35 General Admission
Limited to 15. Reservations Required.

About the Program

For the Pilgrims and colonists who arrived after 1620, it was normal to cultivate two types of gardens: kitchen and field. They brought gardening practices with them from Europe, and after arriving in this region, they were greatly reliant on Indigenous Peoples and culture to help establish their roots and growing practices in the Colony.

Members and the general public are invited to join Plimoth Patuxet’s Dr. Fred Dunford for a morning walking tour exploring this interwoven past through the gardens of the 17th-Century English Village. Members and guests will enjoy experiencing our kitchen and field gardens while learning about the natural and cultural history that occurred on these shores of change, and how the planting, upkeep, and harvesting of gardens shaped daily life in Plymouth Colony.

Guests will meet at 9:30am in the Visitors Center lobby to start the tour. This will be a two-hour walking tour, and will end with refreshments and conversations at the Craft Center Pavilion—overlooking the view of the Bay beyond the 17th-Century English Village.

Dr. Fred Dunford is Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ lead horticulture specialist in the English Village. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Harvard, and a Master’s Degree and Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Dunford was the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History’s Museum Archaeologist from 1982 through 2003.

Reserve Your Spot

To reserve your space and purchase a ticket, please call Plimoth Patuxet’s Membership Office at 508-746-1622, ext. 8219, or email members@plimoth.org