A Fruit Garden Plan

Relax in this beautiful backyard garden retreat and feast on elderberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples and other choice fruits, all grown on plants that are suited to your climate.
Fruit Garden Plan

Fruit Garden Plan

A plan for an edible fruit garden.

Photo by: Landscape plan by Hortus Oasis/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan by Hortus Oasis/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

A plan for an edible fruit garden.

Imagine having a cornucopia of fruits right outside your back door, plus a beautiful seating area where you can enjoy the color, fragrance and lusciousness! With this garden of edibles you'll have numerous varieties available within easy reach. Large and small trees provide shade and some enclosure. Perennials offer a splash of color. 

The 10' x 12' patio provides a place to relax and a spot for a strawberry jar. A large container with a citrus tree for the warm season is placed just off the patio as an accent. Replace the container with a shrub for seasonal color or decorate with evergreen boughs if you can't overwinter the citrus outside. 

From the patio a path of stepping stones leads through an arbor bearing a fruiting vine. A pathway on the other side of the arbor allows easy access to the fruiting shrubs. The 4-foot-high trellis supporting an espaliered dwarf fruit tree and 5- to 6-foot-high trellis with a fruiting vine help provide privacy for the patio. For additional plant suggestions, consult your local extension service or nursery. 

This sunny garden conveniently locates the plants for optimum convenience of care and harvest. Feel free to personalize the garden with your choice of fruits and vegetables: The container by the patio is perfect for a robust tomato plant! This layout would also work well if sited adjacent to the back of the house; just square the front corners. If you decide to screen the patio, tuck the strawberry jar into the groundcover bed so it gets plenty of sun. An ornamental crabapple or another apple tree in the vicinity will aid pollination of the apple tree. At the suggested spacing, the junipers will knit together in about three years; if you're willing to wait longer, you can plant fewer, three feet apart.

Keep Reading

Next Up

A Florida Fruit Garden Plan

Kumquats, figs, key limes, blueberries and navel oranges are just some of the fruits you'll harvest in this beautifully landscaped garden retreat.

Southwest Fruit Garden Plan

Plant the best berries and fruit trees for hot, dry areas, and create a beautiful destination sitting area for your yard.

Pacific Northwest Fruit Garden

Plant the best berries and fruit trees for your Northwest climate, and create a beautiful sitting area at the same time.

How to Plan and Design a Garden

Design a garden that will inspire you for years to come. Learn how to make a garden that works for you.

Upper Midwest Fruit Garden

Create a beautiful destination sitting area for your yard, and enjoy the fruits of cold-hardy cultivars.

Plan Your Fruit and Vegetable Growing by Season

Know which seasons to sow, plant, and harvest with this crop planner from HGTV.

Growing Fruit in Containers

Extend your garden's harvest by growing citrus, blueberries and more fruiting plants in pots.

Growing Dwarf Fruit Trees

Turn your backyard into a miniature orchard—these gorgeous fruit trees are perfect for pots.

Q&A: Potted Orange Tree Sheds Fruit

Find out why the fruit may be falling off early.

A Northeast Fruit Garden

Relax in this beautiful backyard garden retreat and feast on elderberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples and other choice fruits, all grown on plants that are suited to your climate.

On TV

Island Life

6:30am | 5:30c

Island Life

7am | 6c

Island Life

7:30am | 6:30c

Fixer Upper

8am | 7c

Fixer Upper

9am | 8c

Good Bones

10am | 9c

Good Bones

11am | 10c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Desert Flippers

1:30pm | 12:30c

Desert Flippers

2:30pm | 1:30c

Desert Flippers

3:30pm | 2:30c

Flip or Flop

4:30pm | 3:30c

Flip or Flop

5:30pm | 4:30c

Flip or Flop

6:30pm | 5:30c

Flip or Flop

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Flip or Flop

8pm | 7c

Flip or Flop

8:30pm | 7:30c

Flip or Flop

9:30pm | 8:30c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

Music City Fix

11pm | 10c

House Hunters

11:30pm | 10:30c

Flip or Flop

12am | 11c

Flip or Flop

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

House Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Flip or Flop

3:30am | 2:30c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.