Most people visit Old Salem which is just outside Winston-Salem, NC to see the period houses, but there are also interesting gardens which are the subject of this virtual tour. The gardens have been restored to their original design growing crops that were in use in the early 1800’s. The gardens are described in an article by Nikki Phipps which I found on the Gardening Know How website.
The Moravian town of Salem, now referred to as Old Salem, lays just outside the outskirts of the busy city of Winston-Salem, NC. While most people enjoy visiting this quaint museum town of Old Salem simply for its historical buildings and Moravian heritage, there is another reason to come here ? the gardens.In Old Salem, every house had a garden, and everything grown had a reason for being there. All of Salem?s gardens today have been recreated on their original sites, targeting the specific time period; for instance, in the Single Brothers? Garden, is a kitchen garden, which fed men and boys of the Single Brothers? Choir and is laid out much like it was then ? in large squares on earthen terraces. As a result, Old Salem is considered to be one of the most authentic restorations in the U.S.