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Mabel’s Garden

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Mabel’s Garden

“The old fashioned perennial flowers that come up year after year in the same places and are always happy looking and vigorous. They have become to me like old friends, and I should feel very badly to miss them and their greeting.” – Mabel Hubbard Bell

Discover Mabel Bell’s historic contributions through a new interpretive garden, developed in collaboration with Ecosystem Health and Food Security researcher Dr. Alana Pindar and the Alexander Graham Bell Foundation. Learn about the innovative practices Mabel used at the original gardens at Beinn Bhreagh and how you can create your own sustainable garden through this new, interactive space on the grounds of the museum.

Dr. Alana Pindar will monitor pollinator activity and the increases in biodiversity that will result from this legacy of Mabel Bell. Visitors can take home a part of this story with seeds from the museum gift shop to plant their own garden at home.

 

August 5 to October 30, 2022