Edible Garden Garden Photo | The Vegetable Garden at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate By The Editors of Garden Variety on April 24, 2014 Photo | The Vegetable Garden at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate The kitchen garden at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate in Virginia. Photo courtesy of Dean Norton. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Photo | Beautiful Hardscaped Garden with Birdbath Photo | An Outdoor Living Room with Interior Appeal Photo | A Dream Stone Manor Garden in England Tags: cooking, edible, food, garden, gardens, George Washington, historic, history, kitchen, Mount Vernon, photo, photography, vegetable garden, vegetables, Virginia Share: PreviousEarth Day 2014 | Green Cities NextWanderlust | Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan Related Articles Advice 5 Dwarf Fruit Trees for Small Space Gardening Container Gardens Catnip | A Garden’s Friend and Foe Annuals Calendula | A Beneficial and Beautiful Herb Advice D.I.Y. Chamomile Fungicide Spray Advice Tomato Blights | Causes and Prevention 7 Comments yourperfectburnApril 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm I love the raised well. was used for watering the garden? Reply The Editors of Garden VarietyApril 24, 2014 at 2:56 pm Yes, wells were traditionally used as far back as the Middle Ages in edible gardens to eliminate the need to carry water over long distances. Reply igardendailyApril 25, 2014 at 10:27 am Is the entire area surrounded by a deer fence? How do they handle deer? Reply The Editors of Garden VarietyApril 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm It is surrounded by brick walls, since deer are usually (but not always) reluctant to jump over barriers they can’t see through. Reply Judy @ newenglandgardenandthreadApril 26, 2014 at 8:22 am We have visited twice and are always in awe of these beautiful gardens. 🙂 Reply Fossy FenwickJune 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm Today, 6/15/14, we visited Mt Vernon and the boxwood is gone from the lower garden – it was there in April. Can you explain why it was removed? Reply The Editors of Garden VarietyJune 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm Hmmm…very interesting question. We will contact them tomorrow (the office is closed on weekends) to find out why and let you know. Thanks for asking. 🙂 Reply Leave a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.