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.
Location. 38° 40.786′ N, 77° 7.781′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can Touch for map. Located along the Belvoir and Potomac View Trail, reached from a parking area off Forney Lane, on Fort Belvoir. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America.
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.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 12 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.