Self-sustainability in this vegetable garden design
To create a garden based
on maximising the areas for growing vegetables and fruit with paths to access
Landscaping and Planting
Self-sustainability is the driving force behind this
design. The scheme is very much based on maximising the areas for growing
produce, with a number of paths to access them. Softwood sleepers were used in
the construction of the raised beds, and also to accommodate level changes.
Traditional herringbone brick paths and riven sandstone flags work well to help
achieve the rustic appearance required. A greenhouse was imperative for
bringing on plants and giving protection through the winter. Evergreen hedging
and shrubs gives the garden year round interest, with all remaining space
reserved for maximum vegetable and fruit yields. Overflowing planters with an
abundance of planted troughs, pots and sacs give this garden character and charm,
which draw you in.