An extensive kitchen garden
A large kitchen garden for a period house
This large kitchen garden had been badly neglected and was overgrown and lacking in focus. This design gives the garden a fresh start - the space is quartered with generous paths, the productive areas edged with traditional saw-tooth brickwork. A bespoke fruit cage will protect soft fruits, and there will be extensive plantings of perennial crops: rhubarb, currants, berries, asparagus and artichokes. The remaining spaces will hold rotating plantings of annual vegetables and salads.
To one side of the space will be large borders of mixed lavenders and herbs, whilst the circular walk will be filled with various thymes in abundance. Ornamental crab apples surrounding the thyme circle will be joined by morello cherries on the north-facing wall, and the paths will be finished with traditionally-laid hoggin, a favourite surface for Victorian kitchen gardens. A space next to the existing vine-house is to be made into a chicken-yard.
Status: In construction