Exchange Place showcases heirloom vegetables, herbs, field crops, and native trees and wildflowers that enhance the historic and natural setting of the 60+ acre site. Click on the tabs below to read more about these gardens.
(north side of Orebank Road)
The area adjacent to the log kitchen and surrounded by a tall board fence represents a 19th-century Appalachian farmstead kitchen garden, where vegetables, herbs, and flowers would have been grown for culinary and household purposes. Unique heirloom vegetables like salsify, tree onions, and scallop squash grown here are frequently used for foodways demonstrations at festivals and events. This garden is maintained by the Eden’s Ridge Hearth Cookery Society and the Exchange Place Junior Apprentices, who use historic and natural gardening techniques.
(south side of Orebank Road)
The heirloom rose garden on the west side of Roseland represents a smaller version of the large rose garden that once grew around the home at its original location on Shipp Street. It was planted in memory of Anna Gash.
The trees at Exchange Place are either specimens original to the site or newly planted native species, including black walnut, ash, oak, maple, tulip poplar, yellowwood (named the Tennessee Bicentennial tree), and hybrid American Chestnut.