Williamsburg is landscaped as it was in colonial days, and planted with many fruit trees. The freestanding fruit trees are unfortunately not pruned much or cared for, and we saw many peach and plum pits on the ground where fruit had dropped, unharvested. Some nice espaliered figs, apples, pears and peaches are maintained at the Governor's Mansion, however.
|These espaliered fig trees are trained to a flat plane against a south-facing brick wall.|
|These young apple trees are being espaliered against rail fences.|
|A grape arbor provides a canopy and summer shade over an outdoor eating area outside a tavern in colonial Williamsburg.|