Garden

During a tour of the museum, visitors can wander through our Heritage Garden, which includes plants collected from original homesteads. Typically, early settlers brought their own cultivars (domestic plants) – both to enjoy as colourful reminders of home and to cultivate as essential food items. Foxgloves, day lilies, and red hot pokers (kniphofia uvaria) were all commonly seen in pioneer flower gardens. Edible plants such as strawberries, rhubarb, cabbages, and potatoes were also widely grown – both in home gardens and on large acreages. Over time, agriculture grew into a significant industry for Terrace with local farms supplying much of the area including Prince Rupert.