The Stone Wall and Kitchen Garden at Auchmar

In the 1850s, when the land was purchased and Auchmar was built by Isaac Buchanan, the estate grounds had many outbuildings. Among these were the stables, Dovecote, Gazebo and the Gatehouse.

A kitchen garden was established and was partially protected by a stone wall. This high wall ran towards the Dovecote and then veered north, parallel to the Grand Allee, towards the northern entrance arch.

Over the decades the kitchen garden, was utilized by Elsie Buchanan and later, the airmen of the R.C.A.F.

An extensive restoration of the stone wall commenced in 2014. The work was undertaken in two distinct phases.

The photographs are courtesy of the Vasseur Family, Robin McKee, Terry Geissler and John Kajaste.