Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Gardens and Kitchen at Belvoir
Two buildings thought to be garden houses, or greenhouses, were located at the northeastern and southeastern corners of the courtyard. These buildings may have been used to store gardening tools, delicate plantings, and other gardening items. The buildings provided an architectural frame for the courtyard garden which was enriched by brick walls. These protected the garden from wild and grazing animals. A similar design was used throughout the colonies and may be seen today at Mount Vernon.
Of necessity Belvoir plantation was self sufficient. It had a kitchen garden where the family grew vegetables. Outside the walled courtyard, the family had an orchard.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. 38° 40.786′ N, 77° 7.781′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Forney Loop, on the right when traveling east. Located along the Belvoir and Potomac View Trail, reached from a parking area off Forney Lane, on Fort Belvoir. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Life at Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker); The Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Influence of the Fairfax Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery and Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fairfax Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker); Belvoir Grounds and Potomac View Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ferdinando, and the End of the Fairfax Ownership (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
More about this marker. The marker is on Fort Belvoir, an active U.S. Army installation. Please check the links below for site access information.
Also see . . . Access to Fort Belvoir. Details procedures for entering the Fort. (Submitted on August 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 649 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 16, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.