Prettify Your Productive Garden

In a productive garden, function generally wins over style, but the two don't have to be mutually exclusive. Here, we present three gardens packed with delicious vegetables or herbs that each, in its own way, looks great.

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Key Ingredients

Runner beans (image 1); Onions (image 2); Carrots (image 3); Red chard (image 4)

Dining Al Fresco

Perfect for al fresco dining, this garden combines an abundance of fresh, edible plants with a kitchen and dining area.

Designer Martin says:
"This show garden — filled with herbs, vines and salads, and with its own kitchen — was designed to encourage the use of fresh produce and outdoor living."

"To create a relaxing atmosphere, I used a subtle color scheme for both hard and soft materials. The pool, complete with carp, is calming too, and positioned at the same level as the cantilevered table."

"The garden is typical of my approach to design, which is to create sharp and smart spaces that are user-friendly and easy to maintain."

Key Ingredients:
Fennel (image 1); Chives (image 2); Basil (image 3); Golden wild marjoram (image 4)

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Excerpted from Garden Design

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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