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Colonial Garden

Growing Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers

Colonial Garden

Meet a historic gardener and handle the specialty tools used in the 18th century for planting and harvesting crops. Learn about the herbs and vegetables that were commonly grown for food and the flowers that ornamented the landscape.

Garden Symposium

Celebrate Planet Earth: Giving Back With Our Gardens, April 17 - 19, 2020

The Governor's Palace

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, we will examine garden designs, gardening practices, and plant choices that embrace nature yet beautify the landscape. Guest speakers and Colonial Williamsburg horticultural staff will share some of their best practices for creating gardens that are sustainable and earth friendly.

Operating Hours

Colonial Garden

  • Monday

    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday

    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday

    • Closed
  • Thursday

    • Closed
  • Friday

    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday

    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sunday

    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM