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Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kitchen Garden

Tudor Hall Plantation

 
 
Kitchen Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. Kitchen Garden Marker
Inscription. A nineteenth-century kitchen garden of one acre, about the size of a football field, could be maintained by one person and provide produce for 10-15 people. The management of the kitchen garden generally fell to the women of the household. The planterís family members or slaves provided the labor necessary to maintain the garden. Pamplin Historical Park grows “heirloom” varieties of common mid-nineteenth century herbs and vegetables both for historical accuracy and to prevent these varieties from becoming extinct.
 
Erected by Pamplin Historical Park.
 
Location. 37° 10.848′ N, 77° 28.688′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker can be reached from Duncan Road (Virginia Route 670), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Pamplin Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tudor Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Tobacco Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Big House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen and Servants Hall
Kitchen Garden at Tudor Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Kitchen Garden at Tudor Hall
The Kitchen Garden at Tudor Hall is located behind the fence at the left of the photo.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Hall Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boisseau Family Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Hall Field Quarter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Plantaton Landscape (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a possible layout of a Kitchen Garden.
 
Also see . . .  Tudor Hall Plantation. Pamplin Historical Park website. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable Buildings
 
Kitchen Garden Layout from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Kitchen Garden Layout from Marker
This sketch shows one of the many layouts used for a kitchen garden in the United States during the 1800s. Typically, the garden was just large enough for one person to manage. Southern kitchen gardens were the domain of the plantersí wives, who received some assistance from their slave cooks.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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