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The Gardens at Ferry Farm - Stafford VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 17.626 W 077° 26.900
18S E 285887 N 4241245
Quick Description: A demonstration garden at George Washington's boyhood home in Stafford County, Virginia grows colonial-era plants.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2011 3:45:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMBMT5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member J.A.R.S.
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Long Description:
One of the features at Ferry FarmClick for related waymark to open in new window is the demonstration garden located behind the Visitor Center. Ferry Farm is the site of George Washington's boyhood homeClick for related waymark to open in new window. The plants in the garden include flowers, crops and herbs that were grown during the Colonial era and indigenous to Virginia such as tobacco, cotton, peanuts, watermelon, and, of course, cherry trees.

The demonstration garden has mulched paths which interlace through the various plots. Each species is identified with a tag. Someone usually is in attendance who can answer any questions.

The garden is also a certified wildlife habitat. There are birdfeeding stations and birdbaths.

See George Washington's Ferry FarmClick for link to open in new window for more info on visitation hours and admission.

Address:
268 Kings Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA USA
22405


Educational programs: No

Demonstration garden's website:: [Web Link]

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