The Vegetable Garden highlights heirloom and new varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs that are as beautiful in combination as they are delicious. This garden makes use of organic practices such as mulching, composting, and insect and disease scouting (Integrated Pest Management) to demonstrate sustainable gardening techniques. Accompanying these techniques, each year plants are selected by an educational theme. An informational handout is available in a dispenser attached to the back of the Vegetable Garden introductory sign so guests can grow each year’s crop of edibles at home.
Since the primary aim of the Vegetable Garden is educational, produce is left in the garden as long as possible so visitors can appreciate it. However, during the growing season, some crops are harvested and donated to a local food bank.