The Medicinal and Food Garden

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The Medicinal and Food Garden is a collection of plants that were used by the indigenous peoples and the early European settlers. This is the only garden in the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens which exhibits plants that are non-indigenous to the Acadian Forest Region. Many of these plants escaped early farmstead cultivation, became naturalized, and can still be seen growing throughout the region.

The garden is enclosed within a hedge of eastern white cedar and is laid out as a formal grid with a central path running north-south. The path is lined on either side with two rows of linden trees. These are under-planted with the native native low-bush blueberries.