Welcome to the Shiretown Garden!



Sunday, June 18: 1:30-3:30pm Rain or shine.

Albert County Museum, Hopewell Cape


Celebrate Canada’s 150th year by participating in the museum garden project “Growing Together: Seeds from the past; seeds for the future.”

Our nation has been created by many cultures – the First Nations and immigrants from around the world. Each culture has traditions rooted in shared meals based on locally grown food. We will celebrate the contributions of the many cultures by growing traditional varieties of herbs, vegetables and grains in the museum garden. We will offer meals created or inspired by these plants, along with workshops on gardening and traditional skills.

Although the main garden has just been planted, we invite people to join us on Sunday, June 18 from 1:30-3:30pm. If you have seeds or plants to contribute to the garden, please bring them. If you would like to share your memories of past gardening, farming and cooking practices, please come and tell your stories.

Join us for a casual discussion about gardening past, present and future. Feel free to ask questions about organic gardening or offer your skills and expertise.

Meet us at the garden behind the courthouse or in the community hall. We encourage you to RSVP by emailing garden@albertcountymuseum.com or calling 734-2003. You can learn more about the project at www.albertcountymuseum.com/seed-stories-1.

If you would like to donate heritage seeds or plants to the museum (either Sunday or another day), please note that we are looking for perennials and annuals with traditional uses, such as culinary herbs, medicinal plants or vegetables. We also invite you to volunteer in planting and maintaining the garden.

For more information, please contact Janet Wallace (email garden@albertcountymuseum.com).

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.