310. Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden includes many varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other useful plants that do well in the greater Washington, D.C., area. 


The contents of the garden change seasonally, but, at almost any time of year, there are edible plants here. You may be surprised at what grows in each season. See what you find in the garden today.


Whether you have a large backyard or a small patch of ground, a balcony, or just a sunny apartment window, you can grow edible plants to use in your own kitchen. 


Homegrown herbs, vegetables, and fruits are fresher, more flavorful, and often healthier than much of what you can buy in a grocery store. And eating locally grown food—produced in your own backyard or at a nearby farm—reduces the amount of energy needed to bring food to your table. 


Although our plants may look delicious, please don’t pick them. We use them for educational programs including school visits and cooking demonstrations. 

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