This site features three types of gardens: A unique garden is the Three Sisters garden that includes corn to allow beans to grow up to the sun, beans to increase nitrogen in the soil and squash to shade the soil to allow moisture retention and weed suppression. Even today, First Nations in North Dakota grow these special species of corn, beans and squash together.
Two produce gardens featuring heirloom seeds are called the Farm Manager's Garden and the Ross Garden where the produce is used on site.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site is open from 9:30 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday starting May 15, 2017 and on weekends for guided tours only at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. During July and August the site is open 7 days per week until September 4, 2017. These are also the hours of the Three Sisters garden, however, visitors are welcome to explore the site after hours on their own, but the buildings and facilities will be closed outside of these hours and there will be no staff on site.
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A costumed interpreter collects dill from the farmhouse gardens
No Admission Fee
Children Friendly Garden
Restaurant on Site
Parking on Site
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Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Getting someone to visit a garden in summer is a snap: we all know gardens are striking in the summer months, with flowers galore. But what about fall? Garden visitors diminish with falling temperatures, as if they’re convinced the show is over as of Labour Day. But it isn’t. There’s still plenty to see in Canada’s public gardens right up until snowfall and even beyond.