Modern Grid Garden
In this matrix garden, lettuces and other vegetables are planted in individual boxes. Fitted lids provide stepping-stone pathways across the garden.
Rows of mature olive trees provide a sculptural element in this elegant design for a warm, sunny urban space. A layer of culinary herbs softens the architecture, and gives the cook inspiration.
Sweet pea and runner bean hurdles, trained up enclosures, provide vertical interst and color.
Overlapping paths create interesting spaces for planting a kitchen garden. The bold foliage of the rhubarb contrasts with colorful rows of salad crops and the delicate white standard roses.
Salad in a Planter
Great for use in small spaces, this stained timber planter contains a mix of salad crops and herbs. Tomatoes or strawberries would also work well here.
Productive planting can be included in the design of the main garden. Here, gourds are used as a decorative climber, giving privacy to the seating area. Pink dahlias provide late summer color below.
Raised wooden planters offer accessible beds for smaller salad crops and help to combat attacks by slugs and snails. Slate-chip paving provides easy access.
Low boxwood hedging creates a soft green edge to the salad crops and herbs in this small productive space. A taller hedge provides a protective windbreak.