The area is rectangular with small paths creating
planting areas. The more heavily traveled area is a wider
path around the perimeter. The greenhouse was used to produce
seedlings, tend to transplants, propagate cuttings, and force tropical
plants into flower (3). Morrill also used the greenhouse to grow wine grapes
The virtual tour for this garden area is based on
historical sketches, plant lists, and interviews with Historical
Society staff members.
This area also allowed for the
production of nursery stock for later use in the landscape or
orchard. Flowers grown in this garden were used as stock plants for
other garden areas, hanging baskets, and cut flowers for the house. Although the
main purpose of the Kitchen Garden was production, it also included ornamental
characteristics such as trellises and fountains. (3).