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Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada

A Guide to the Gardens

Historic Varieties

Whenever possible, plants are the varieties that would have been grown during the period. In cases where these are no longer available, species that resemble the older varieties are used instead. Some of the more unusual plants at Bellevue House are New Jersey Tea, Five-leaf Akebia, Devil's Claw, and Moldavian Balm.

Gardeners pose with a variety of vegetables grown in the Bellevue House gardens.
Gardeners pose with a variety of vegetables grown in the Bellevue House gardens.
©Parks Canada / Brian Morin