Urban Orchard and Railway Gardens

2014 saw the initiation of the Urban Orchard project – a project made possible by a generous grant from TD Friends of the Environment.
Approximately 70 fruit bearing trees and shrubs were planted throughout the museum’s eight acres, most of which develop fruit in the summer season.

In the 1890s, the Canadian Pacific Railway initiated the concept of railway gardens to encourage pioneers to explore the Canadian paradise and delight passengers as their trains steamed into stations.
CP Rail continued this tradition for about 70 years.
The museum is recreating the spirit of railway gardens by maintaining flower and vegetable beds around Penny Station.