Michael Gentry and AmeriCorps team members remove tree stumps from the garden area.

Development of a new garden feature is underway at the Manship House Museum.  AmeriCorps team Delta 5, MDAH volunteers, and garden specialist Michael Gentry prepared the walkways and beds for an heirloom vegetable garden.  The new garden will feature varieties of vegetables commonly grown in nineteenth century kitchen gardens, similar to those the Manship family may have grown.  We know from an oral history interview that there was still a vegetable garden on site in the 1920s.  The vegetable garden was probably located north of the Manship House, on what is now the Baptist Hospital parking lot.  The heirloom vegetable garden will provide a unique educational resource for visitors to connect with history and nature.

The new garden.