Located adjacent to the Log House is CBMM’s Heirloom Garden. Maintained by volunteers, the garden features rare, unique and historically accurate plants and herbs. The plantings are extensively researched to reflect the kitchen and medicinal gardens cultivated by indigenous people, enslaved and free Africans, and white Europeans who resided in the Chesapeake region in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. 

The current list of plants in the heirloom garden can be found here.

Next to Mitchell House, a garden planted by local Eagle Scout Brandon Foy contains flowers that attract bees and other pollinators, which play a vital role in our ecosystem. The decline in bee populations is a threat to fruit and vegetable costs and production and the overall global food supply. CBMM supports the steps taken to promote bee population recovery supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency.