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 Share: PreviousEarth Day 2014 | Green Cities NextWanderlust | Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan Related Articles Back Yard Yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius) Attract Birds Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima) Back Yard Clove Tree (Syzygium aromaticum) Back Yard Peanut Butter Tree (Bunchosia argentea) Back Yard Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica) 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 🙂 Reply Leave a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.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.