Vegetable and Kitchen Gardens

Vegetable and Kitchen Gardens

Vegetable & Kitchen Gardens Kitchen Garden The traditional kitchen garden, also known as a potager, is a seasonally used space separate from the rest of the residential garden – the ornamental plants and lawn areas. Most vegetable gardens are still miniature versions of old family farm plots with square or rectangular beds, but the kitchen garden is different not only in its history, but also its design. The kitchen garden may be a landscape feature that can be the central feature of an ornamental, all-season landscape, but can be little more than a humble vegetable plot. It is a source of herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers, but it is also a structured garden space, a design based on repetitive geometric patterns. (Image source: www.bbc.co.uk/gardening) The kitchen garden has year-round visual appeal and can incorporate permanent perennials or woody plantings around (or among) the annual plants.(Source- Wikipedia) See an example of one of our vegetable gardens on our Makeover page. If you have a design or type of garden in mind then please contact us via our enquiry form, and we can arrange a free initial meeting to discuss your garden needs. Contemporary Garden Contemporary Gardens, West Yorkshire Gardens Formal and Traditional Gardens Formal gardens, West Yorkshire Gardens Cottage Gardens Cottage Gardens, Types of Gardens To find out more about our gardens Contact...
Cottage Gardens

Cottage Gardens

Cottage Gardens Cottage Gardens The cottage garden is a distinct style of garden that uses an informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings, and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants. English in origin, the cottage garden depends on grace and charm rather than grandeur and formal structure. A cottage garden uses an informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings, and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants. Cottage gardens go back many centuries, but their popularity grew in 1870s England in response to the more structured English estate gardens that used formal designs and massed colours of brilliant greenhouse annuals. They are more casual by design, depending on grace and charm rather than grandeur and formal structure. The earliest cottage gardens were far more practical than their modern descendants—with an emphasis on vegetables and herbs, along with some fruit trees, perhaps a beehive, and even livestock. Flowers were used to fill any spaces in between. Over time, flowers became more dominant. Modern day cottage gardens include countless regional and personal variations of the more traditional English cottage garden (Source: Wikipedia) Contemporary Garden Contemporary Gardens, West Yorkshire Gardens Formal and Traditional Gardens Formal gardens, West Yorkshire Gardens Cottage Gardens Cottage Gardens, Types of Gardens Find out more about our gardens Contact...