A recent extension to the home and a back garden that was utterly rundown this southern European family requested a garden where they could grow vegetables and fruit without it becoming a feature of the garden. The brief included no turf and the plant selection to be native to entice native birds. The extended deck overlooked the garden and into the borrowed landscape. Focal points of apple and peach trees with a variety of espaliered citrus lined the property boundary.

The challenging component of this project was incorporating vegetable boxes into the garden without them being a feature. This was achieved by using the perimeter of the deck as veggie boxes.   The result was a large area, highly functional vegetable garden. Large rectangular pavers break up the Tuscan screenings and act as an entrance point to the two sets of stairs leading up to the deck. Miffy, the pet cat, loves the garden and sitting on the boulders.