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Bruno Vegetable Garden

Step into our vegetable garden, which has something new to teach you each day of the year. From winter vegetables and cover crops to spring planting for a vibrant summer harvest through the bounty of fall, the Bruno Vegetable Garden is not only a wealth of knowledge for our visitors but also a resource that we share with our community.

Year-round Inspiration

Since its creation in the late 1980s, the Bruno Vegetable Garden has served as an inspiration for gardeners of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. Named for the Bruno family (of Bruno Supermarkets), who continue to provide support, the garden showcases favorite seasonal crops. These range from kale, cabbages, broccoli, and greens in winter; to sweet peas, lettuce, kohlrabi, and onions in spring; to tomatoes, peppers, squash, and eggplants in summer; to okra and pumpkins in fall. 

Sustainable Gardening

Thanks to support from the Annie Lee Buce Matthews Fund for Sustainable Gardening, this site also inspires home gardeners to take a more active role in their personal health and that of the world around them.

Growing a Love of Gardens

Thousands of local schoolchildren who come to the Gardens on Discovery Field Trips learn important lessons about where their food comes from. Through our plantings of cotton, sweet potatoes, and peanuts, we introduce them to the groundbreaking work of American agricultural scientist Dr. George Washington Carver.

Harvest for the Hungry

Dedicated volunteers harvest more than 2,000 pounds of fresh produce from the garden annually to feed local residents in need through our Harvest for the Hungry program. Discover sustainable growing tips for your own garden by joining us for select seasonal classes, one of the many ways that our garden spaces feed mind, body, and soul.